Anti-Domestic violence campaign takes to the road

Minister for Police Troy Grant and Founder of Transforce, Steve Fieldus with ‘No Innocent Bystanders’ truck

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has partnered with a freight company to take its ‘No Innocent Bystanders’ campaign to the roads of NSW to encourage people to report domestic violence incidents.

Minister for Police and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in NSW, with many victims feeling shame, guilt and fear at the thought of reporting this very serious crime.

“No one should be subjected to violence, particularly by those they love. It’s important victims, and witnesses, feel they can come forward and seek help from police and other service providers,” Mr Grant said.

“To help overcome this culture of silence, we have joined forces with local Dubbo company Transforce to fit out the exterior of one of its freight trucks with anti-domestic violence signage.

“This partnership, a first for the NSW Government, will ensure the important message of reporting domestic violence travels across the state in a bold and creative way.”

Transforce founder and Managing Director, Steve Fieldus said he was extremely proud to be involved in the ‘No Innocent Bystanders’ campaign as domestic violence impacts many lives including young children.

“Our heavy vehicle with this important message on it will be seen up and down highways throughout regional NSW as we go about our day to day business. If one person reports a domestic violence incident to NSW Police after seeing my truck, then it has been well worth my while,” said Mr Fieldus.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said the NSW Police Force need every piece of information they can to take action against domestic and family violence offenders, and information provided by the public could save someone’s life.

“I congratulate Transforce for a great partnership with NSW Police and CrimeStoppers,” said Ms Goward.

Anyone with information about domestic-violence crimes should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

 

 

 

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