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LGIASUPER COMMUNITY HUB, Cowboys v Eels
Match day sponsor
: Queensland Police Service & Keep Your Hands To Yourself Australia
Where: Western forecourt, 1300SMILES Stadium
When: Friday 28 April, 5.20pm-7.50pm
What’s on:

  • Community organisations: North Queensland Women’s Legal Service, Relationships Australia, Zonta, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services North Queensland
  • Information on domestic violence & giveaways
  • Join as a LGIAsuper Howdy Club member 
  • Scan your Howdy Club card for your limited edition Cowboys cape flag (while stocks last)
  • Free kids activities, thanks to Amusements Plus!

Did you know that domestic violence is linked to an average of 23 deaths in Queensland each year?

Help promote discussion, awareness and action on domestic violence by visiting LGIAsuper Community Hub and community organisations North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS), Relationships Australia, Zonta and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services North Queensland (ATSIWLSNQ).

Queensland Police Sergeant Megan Benson said that the opportunity to collaborate with the Cowboys, LGIAsuper and local community organisations is a chance to promote change and contribute to the long-term prevention of violence.

“It is important to send our simple message – “keep your hands to yourself” – into the home, and this can be achieved by using the Cowboys and their well-respected name in the community,” Sergeant Benson said.

“The campaign is about targeting the Townsville community as a starting point, and this includes the Safe Night Precinct and local secondary schools.”

For Senior Constable Kara Field, reducing alcohol and drug-related assaults – particularly in the form of domestic violence – is a key priority in any community.

“Whilst attitudes cannot be changed overnight, through this project and with the support of the Cowboys, and major partner LGIAsuper, we can strive for a community free from violence, where people can feel safe inside their home,” Constable Field said.

LGIAsuper is proud to help promote discussion about domestic violence, which has such a profound impact on our community. Teaming up with the Cowboys gives LGIAsuper the opportunity to drive positive change through education and social initiatives.

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North Queensland Women’s Legal Services (NQWLS): NQWLS is a community legal centre, with offices in Townsville and Cairns, that seeks to improve women’s access to justice through free legal advice and to promote change within the justice system. nqwls.com.au

Relationships Australia: Relationships Australia believe that healthy relationships are essential for the wellbeing of children, families, individuals and communities. They are committed to social justice and inclusion, and respect the rights of all people, in all their diversity, to live with dignity and safety and to enjoy healthy relationships. relationships.org.au

Zonta: Zonta International is passionate about empowering women in developing countries through international service. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Service Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognised non-governmental organisations. zonta.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service NQ: The core work of ATSIWLSNQ is legal advice, casework including court representation, community legal education (CLE), outreach clinics and CLE workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville and in rural and remote areas of North Queensland. atsiwlsnq.org.au