WHILE Mount Isa is saying no to domestic violence, local businesses and organisations have started a drink coaster campaign to raise awareness about the issue.
The Queensland Police Service, Ruswin, Neighbourhood Watch, Rotary and the Buffs Club have joined together in a campaign to show domestic violence is not acceptable in the community.
A series of domestic violence messages have been printed on to drink coasters and have been distributed throughout all licenced premises in Mount Isa.
The Domestic and Family Violence coordinator, Sergeant Jakki Poustie, said the coasters were created to raise awareness of domestic violence in Mount Isa and start conversations.
“We do not want domestic violence in our community,” Sergeant Poustie said.
“Domestic violence should no longer be behind closed doors and the aim of the campaign is to get people talking.
“All licenced premises in Mount Isa have come on board to help promote the campaign and they will be using the coasters in their premises.”
The coasters were distributed on January 27 and community members should start seeing them in the licenced premises from now on.
Sergeant Poustie said the coasters were in production before the incident at the Buffs Club (earlier in the month).
“It certainly reinforces the Buffs stance on violence and also the communities stance as well,” Sergeant Poustie said.
“We want people to read these coasters and make people stop and think about domestic violence and that it unacceptable behaviour.”
Sergeant Poustie said Toll Ipec was instrumental in getting the coasters to Mount Isa, they delivered them for free and she cannot thank them enough for their assistance.