Tackling Logan domestic violence
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Photo: Corey Parker.

Jimboomba Times | June 5 2018 – 8:00PM

NRL footy star Corey Parker is one of 15 Logan identities who pledge to lead the way in domestic and family violence prevention in a new short film that debuted on Logan cinema screens.

The Logan-reared former Brisbane Bronco turned commentator for pay TV’s Fox League is joined in the clip by rapper Junior Finau, musician Chris Tamwoy, boxer Clay Waterman, police sergeant Glenn Allen and Aboriginal elder Peggy Tidyman. The clip’s message is “it starts with us”.

The clip, played before films at Grand Plaza Browns Plains and Logan Hyperdome, and reached 10,000 people during its first three days on Facebook and Instagram last week

Parker, pictured, and friends – some famous, some not – make the pledge: “We want to be a leader in preventing domestic and family violence in our city. It starts with us, the Logan community. We can work together to promote positive messages around respectful relationships. Violence can happen to anyone. Your family. Your friends. Your workmates. It happens right across Australia. But we say not now not ever in Logan. It’s not acceptable. Let’s tell a different story. A positive story.”

The film was made with a Queensland government Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month grant, assisted by YFS and Logan council.

YFS chief executive Cath Bartolo said the film was initiated by the Logan Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence, a group made up of Rotary, businesses, police and Logan City Council.

“There is widespread community support here for moves to end domestic and family violence,” she said.