News

Stamping out family violence

Ipswich men and women marched around the Ipswich City Mall in high heels to raise awareness and combat violence against women.
Ipswich men and women marched around the Ipswich City Mall in high heels to raise awareness and combat violence against women. Sarah Harvey

ALMOST 120 people walked united in silence and with pride - some in heels - through the streets of Ipswich on Wednesday night to show violence was not a solution, answer or response.

Ipswich Womens' Centre Against Domestic Violence spokeswoman Phillipa Johnson said the new Ipswich Says No to Violence committee was thrilled with the support and enthusiasm that Ipswich demonstrated.

"We had double the number of people who attended the Remembrance Day event last year and we anticipate tripling it in 2013," Ms Johnson said.

"Once we had walked through the streets we returned to D'arcy Doyle Place and everyone held a candle as we took a minute to remember the women and children who have lost their lives through domestic and family violence this year.

"It was also a great opportunity to connect with people who have similar passions and concerns for our community and hear the ways that Ipswich is and can respond to violence."

Ms Johnson said the event was important because violence was not often challenged.

"We are driven by the need for the Ipswich and wider community to rally together against violence and name it as unacceptable and preventable."

Phone 3816 3000 if you need help with domestic violence.

Topics:  violence



New speed camera trailers about to lower tolerance

An allegedly speeding motorist is captured on the new trailer-mounted cameras.

Almost 650 speedsters caught in first three weeks

Old Ipswich courthouse to face the wrecking ball

The old Ipswich Courthouse has been set for a facelift for more then two years.

Developers consider knocking down $3.3 million 'ugly' building

NEW: ALDI confirms opening date of seventh Ipswich store

NEW STORE: Aldi will soon open its seventh store in Ipswich.

Aldi is preparing to open its seventh store in Ipswich

Local Partners

Gatton family claims game show success

A GATTON family walked away with more than $11,000 after an exciting three-night run on game show Family Feud.


How cyclists could peddle funds into community

BIGGER AND BETTER: Bicycle Queensland has partnered with Somerset Regional Council.

BIKE riders set to flock to the region later this year.

Big flicks could soon be seen at major shopping centre

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: The Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre have lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council to build a new cinema and entertainment precinct.

New entertainment and dining options have residents excited.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

NEW: ALDI confirms opening date of seventh Ipswich store

NEW STORE: Aldi will soon open its seventh store in Ipswich.

Aldi is preparing to open its seventh store in Ipswich

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!