“Help is there”: Mayor leads rally against Domestic Violence

WEEKS have passed since the shocking fatal attacks on two Gold Coast mothers, allegedly at the hands of their violent partners. 

But, the community still remembers them, and the countless others who are suffering in silence across the city and around Australia.

Today, to honour the men, women and children living in fear, Gold Coasters will come together to show public condemnation of domestic violence.


Mayor Tom Tate will lead a rally at the Broadwater Parklands from 9am (AEST).

“I’ll be attending first and foremost as a husband and father,” Cr Tate tells myGC.

“We need to spread the word; domestic violence is not the thing to do. It’s not Australian, it’s disgusting,” he adds.

“United as a community, we are looking after each other and making sure the love is there.

“And don’t be afraid to call for help, because help is there.”

Across Queensland other mayors and councillors will host events as part of the Safer Families, Better Communities campaign, which was introduced in the wake of last month’s horrific deaths.

Donations will also be collected for domestic violence services.

If you are living in fear, seek help via DV Connect: 1800 811 811. If your life is in danger, phone Police on 000.