White Ribbon Walk n' Wheels

On Saturday 21 November at 10:00am I am hosting a community event at the Ferny Grove State School. The White Socks Walk 'n Wheels is a White Ribbon Community Walk that I am encouraging everyone to take part in. This White Ribbon event will raise community awareness and make the statement that we will not be silent about violence towards women any more.

On 14 September I spoke in Queensland Parliament on Domestic Violence and how it had affected my daughter. My family had to learn the warning signs of Domestic Violence through bitter experience. I realised then that Domestic Violence was not limited to certain social groups or to tired stereotypes. In 2008 I became a White Ribbon Ambassador and have made it my goal to encourage other men in our community to take responsibility and play leadership roles in preventing violence against women.

In the past month in particular the scourge of Domestic Violence has risen to prominence through a series of tragic and unacceptable incidents that have shocked us on our television screens. For too many families however the violence and intimidation is real. As a community we must stand united. We must learn the early warning signs and we must end the culture of silence that allows violence against women to continue.

Where: Ferny Grove State High School Oval, Archdale Rd Ferny Grove QLD 4055.

When: 10:00am Sign On and Start (finish with a saussage sizzle)

What to Bring: White Socks, $2, Loud Clothes, Sunscreen, a Hat and a Waterbottle.

Register: At your local school, on the day or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a chance to take a stand in our community. I encourage you to come along and join the walk. Whether you come on a push-bike or in a wheelchair, whether you wear the latest cross-trainers or a pair of old gum-boots, pull on your white socks and your loudest outfit and come on down to the school oval on the Saturday morning for the walk and a sausage sizzle.