Brisbane Lions say no to domestic and family violence

The Brisbane Lions partnered with the department for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

The Brisbane Lions created a television commercial (TVC) featuring players from their men's and women's teams who emphasised that the Brisbane Lions and Queensland Government have zero tolerance for domestic and family violence.

Brisbane Lions players also spoke about the cost of domestic violence on the economy, highlighted key statistics about Australian women and violence, and encouraged Queenslanders to help put an end to domestic and family violence by standing together and saying no in the video. The TVC was played on the big screen at the Lions home games against the Hawthorn Hawks and Sydney Swans, on 20 and 26 May.

Minister Di Farmer was part of a pre-match interview with a representative of Beyond DV and a domestic and family violence survivor at the Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans game on 26 May. Players ran onto the field via a guard of honour made up of survivors of domestic violence and staff from DFV services at this match.

Queensland Government staff volunteers hosted a marquee in Lion Park before the 26 May game distributing ‘End DV’ stickers, ‘Support someone’ booklets and ‘It's your right to feel safe’ help cards to patrons before the game.

Photo: DFV Marquee supervisors at Lion Park on 26 May.

Photo: DV TVC live at 20 May game.