'The words we use matter'

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"A simple shift in the language we use will not be the magic bullet to ending crimes committed by partners or family members against the people they are meant to love and protect. But calling domestic violence what it really is – assault, rape or murder – might go some way in shifting thinking about how serious these crimes are."Deborah Knight

In this Today Show segment presenter Deborah Knight discusses the power of words; maintaining that the language we use carries enormous power. Knight proposes that we, as a nation, need to change the way we talk about family and domestic violence to more accurately reflect the seriousness of the issue. We Agree. 

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Canada 150 Charity Ball

What:  Canada 150 Charity Ball; An exceptional black-tie event to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation while supporting OzHarvest and the Tara Costigan Foundation

When: Canada Day, July 1, 2017

Where: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

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Our Second Angel Gala Ball

What: The Second Annual Angel Gala Ball; A night of delicious food and wonderful entertainment - all for a vital cause.

When: Friday 2 June 2017, 6.30pm - 11.30pm

Where: Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla

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Dixie Link-Gordon at The National Family Violence Summit

One of the amazing keynote speakers from The National Family Violence Summit 2017, Dixie Link-Gordon, Senior Community Access Officer and Indigenous Women's Legal Program speaks about sharing stories and standing up to domestic violence within Indigenous Communities.

Thank you for your contribution and valuable insight.

Video by Steve Little of Little by Little Productions.