Member for Traeger Robbie Katter hosted a morning tea for services on domestic violence awareness day last week.
Mr Katter said the day (formerly known as White Ribbon Day) was a chance to expand the conversation to talk about all domestic violence.
"The majority of domestic violence relates but I've had people come into my office and say, 'don't forget to mention the men as well'," he said.
"It needs to be identified if it is there."
Mr Katter praised the collaborative approach of agencies in town dealing with the problem of DV.
"The best example is the Mount Isa Domestic Violence High Risk violence team set up here," he said.
"There's some really strong positive feedback about working together and the common goal and they are doing that with Community Connect as well."
The High Risk team was created in 2017 bringing together police, child safety staff, housing and health staff along with non-government agencies as part of a $2.2m three year trial.
Mount Isa police officer in charge Snr Sgt Renee Hanrahan said domestic violence awareness was important for everyone in the community whetheras a colleague, as a neighbour, as a friend, or as a family member.
"Society is no longer accepting of domestic violence and it's not an issue for behind closed doors," Snr Sgt Hanrahan said.
"We all have a role to play in reporting (incidents) or supporting (victims)."
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