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WA trucking body takes stand against domestic violence

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The Western Roads Federation has stepped up its fight against domestic violence, running a Perth workshop on December 5 to tackle the issue head on.

The WRF has united with the Domestic Abuse Resource and Training Group for the workshop which will give participants a greater understanding of domestic violence.

It will cover issues like red flags, coercive control and keeping victims safe.

WRF CEO Cam Dumesny says the workshop shows the trucking industry supports the WA Government’s ‘16 Days in WA’ anti domestic violence campaign, which kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

“How many more headlines do we need to read about people who have been killed by their partner? We commend the WA Government for taking such a strong stance against domestic violence and we are proud to do the same,” Dumesny said.

‘The Western Roads Federation believes so strongly in this issue that we’re subsidising the cost of the workshop to ensure it’s accessible to as many people as possible.

“Trucking is no better nor worse than other industries when it comes to domestic violence but it’s important that we all understand more about this terrible issue.”

Dumesny says this workshop will be about educating and it will also be about protecting.

“The more we all understand the red flags and the behaviour of abusers, the better.

‘This workshop will teach you how to help an employee who is experiencing domestic violence and how to respond if they’re being abused. You’ll learn how to support them as they recover.

‘Together, I believe we can send the message that domestic and family violence has no place in our society.”

To enrol, click here.

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