News

Swearing for good reason

Helen Wood, Genelle Purcell, Demarco Quinlin-Randall, Dave Ferguson, Carl Daley and Alison Tullipan at the Lower Clarence Domestic Violence Committee White Ribbon Golf day at the Maclean Golf Club.
Helen Wood, Genelle Purcell, Demarco Quinlin-Randall, Dave Ferguson, Carl Daley and Alison Tullipan at the Lower Clarence Domestic Violence Committee White Ribbon Golf day at the Maclean Golf Club. Adam Hourigan

THERE was plenty of swearing at the White Ribbon Golf Day at the Maclean links yesterday, not because of poor shots but because men were taking a stand against domestic violence.

A goal of the White Ribbon campaign is to get men to swear an oath not to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

Former Australian rugby league representative and St George winger Nathan Blacklock is a White Ribbon ambassador and was on hand to play a round of golf and encourage others to take the pledge.

"A ban on domestic violence is part of the Lower Clarence league team's code of conduct, and it was good to see them being proactive," Mr Blacklock said.

"Guys are starting to think about what kind of people they are," he said.

"They are starting to realise there are better ways to solve their problems other than violence."

Children often felt the brunt of domestic violence even if they weren't directly involved, he said.

As role models in the community, men should stop turning a blind eye to the issue.

"It is time to take a stand and step up," he said.

The White Ribbon Shield was decided by a game of 9-hole ambrose between more than 30 participants.

The winning team included: Graham Edwards, Rod Simpson, Ken Doyle and Mr Blacklock.

Over 28,000 Australians have taken the White Ribbon pledge.

Topics:  domestic violence, golf, maclean, swearing, white ribbon day




Courier service gets the flowers to the stalls on time

Fastways Couriers donated their time and services to get flowers to the region well in time for Daffodil Day.

Find out how the flowers for Daffodil Day are so fresh.

Daffodil Day work emergency puts Kylie in charge

FAMILY VALUES: Kylie Cameron and her mum and dad, Karen and John Cameron, at the Daffodil Day stall at Bunnings, South Grafton, on Friday.

Family bands together to keep Daffodil Day booth going.

VIDEO: Meet the Candidates in Maclean

KAREN TOMS: Says being a councillor for eight years has been a tough gig. She is worried about council's debt and financial sustainability. As a councillor she says she approaches spending with the thought, what if it was my money.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

What do the council candidates stand for?

Latest deals and offers

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

Katy Perry: 'I stay normal with therapy'

Katy Perry says she relies on therapy to help her 'stay normal'

World's highest-paid actor revealed

The highest-paid actors in the world have been revealed

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m