Reporting domestic violence emergencies is the focus of a new TV advertising campaign by the NSW Government, Crime Stoppers NSW and NSW Police.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP and Minister for Police David Elliott said the six-week campaign comes after a shocking number of domestic violence murders in NSW.
“Five women have been killed in domestic violence murders in the last seven weeks alone,” Mr Elliott said.
“The brutal killings of these innocent women is just another tragic reminder of how domestic violence remains an ongoing concern across our community.
“Every person has a critical role to play in combating this terrible scourge. I’m calling on all members of the community to be a lifeline for victims,” Mr Elliott said.
“When you know there’s an emergency happening next door which requires an urgent police response, please don’t hesitate to call Triple Zero (000).
“Your phone call could be the difference between a victim living or a victim dying.”
Mr Elliott said the NSW Police Force does an incredible job responding to violent and volatile domestic violence incidents across the state; however, they can’t respond when they don’t know what’s happening.
“I’m calling on the community to contact police to ensure perpetrators are held to account and lives are ultimately saved,” Mr Elliott said.
The ad campaign builds on the NSW Government’s commitment to reducing domestic and family violence, including the recent NSW and Commonwealth investment of more than $21 million to supplement frontline services during COVID-19.
The ads can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimeStoppersNSW and will run across all commercial networks, SBS, their catch-up counterparts, and social media and in doctors’ surgeries across the state.
For more information about Triple Zero (000) and other reporting pathways including Crime Stoppers NSW, visit https://www.triplezero.gov.au/triple-zero/home.