Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Domestic violence survivor Rosie Batty reflects on public life

    22/03/2018 6:00 AM
     
    • 2015 Australian of the Year and outspoken crusader against domestic violence, Rosie Batty visits Western Australia
    • Rosie Batty reflects on leadership in public life after announcing she will be stepping down from the Luke Batty Foundation 

    Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk will today meet and attend events with former Australian of the Year and outspoken family and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty.

     

    Ms Batty will visit a State Government-funded women's refuge this morning before addressing an event at Parliament House.

     

    The event will hear Ms Batty share her thoughts on 'what remains to be done to stop family and domestic violence in our country and in our communities'. Leaders from the community, business and public sectors, including Members of Parliament, will attend the event.

     

    This evening, members of the public, who have registered, will have the opportunity to hear from Ms Batty, Ms McGurk and Elizabeth Proust AO - a distinguished leader in government, community organisations and business - at the 'Reflections on leadership in public life' event at Perth Arena.

     

    Comments attributed to Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk:

     

    "Rosie Batty has worked tirelessly for victims of family and domestic violence, especially through the Luke Batty Foundation which she founded.

     

    "Ms Batty will soon step down as CEO of the Foundation but she is leaving an immeasurable legacy - her work as a champion for families who have endured violence, as well as an outstanding leader and advocate for women's issues and gender equality.

     

    "As WA's first Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Rosie has personally inspired me. I am incredibly sad to say goodbye, but I have a feeling this won't be the last time we see her.

     

    "I'd like to thank Rio Tinto for bringing Rosie Batty to Western Australia, to the Members of Parliament and giving the community an opportunity to hear her experience."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6600