Queensland Leaders Stand up this White Ribbon Day

Queensland Leaders Stand up this White Ribbon Day

Queensland Leaders Stand up this White Ribbon Day

24 November 2015

Thirteen of Queensland’s prominent business and community leaders, including McCullough Robertson Chairman of Partners Dominic McGann, have joined together in support of White Ribbon Australia’s 2015 campaign to end men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon Day (25 November) is about recognising the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women. This annual campaign fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.

The silence around men’s violence against women has been broken. Change is happening. Increasingly men are standing up, speaking out and acting to prevent violence against women.

As a Queensland Male Champion of Change, Dominic McGann is proud to be part of the “Queensland Leaders Stand up campaign” for White Ribbon Day 2015.

“Sadly, for many women in our community, domestic violence is a reality.  Whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace we know it does impact on the health and safety of women at work and their overall wellbeing,” Mr McGann said.

“At McCullough Robertson, the safety and welfare of our staff is an absolute priority and we have measures in place to help anyone suffering or at risk of domestic violence.

“I am proud to represent the firm in this campaign to stand up and speak out about violence against women in all its forms.” 

Other participants in the campaign included:

  • David Cant, CEO, Brisbane Housing Company
  • Dr Michael Carroll, Principal, St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace
  • Damian Frawley, CEO, QIC
  • Lance Hockridge, CEO Aurizon
  • Todd MacDonald, CEO and Artistic Director, LaBoite Theatre Company
  • Paul McLean, CEO, Savills Australia
  • Zimi Meka, CEO, Ausenco
  • The Right Hon. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor, Graham Quirk
  • Geoff Rodgers, Chairman, Rowland
  • Dave Stewart, Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Stephen Tait, CEO, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Richard Wankmuller, CEO and Managing Director, Cardno

Men and women have worked tirelessly as part of the White Ribbon campaign over the last twelve years to engage and support men and boys to be drivers of the cultural change that is needed to prevent violence against women. The Campaign is one way to publicly voice your support for the cause and to bring about much needed attitudinal and behavioural change.

To take the new oath this White Ribbon Day go to http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/day and stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.

ENDS

For more information contact: Kate Bartlett Communications Consultant Ph: +61 7 3233 8632 or kbartlett@mccullough.com.au.

About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry experts combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally. Established in 1926, the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health, life sciences, real estate and financial services sectors.

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