Friday, 26th February 2021
The SAS Group is proud to support the Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation in its campaign against domestic violence and in its efforts to promote safe and respectful relationships.
Earlier this month, on the one-year anniversary of the deaths of Hannah Clark and her children Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, we provided support to Hannah’s family and friends to engage with the media to share their stories.
The Clarke family asked Australians to light a candle to remember Hannah and the children, and all victims of domestic violence.
We were overwhelmed with the response. Thousands of Australians – including the Prime Minister – paused to reflect on the issue.
In Brisbane, major city landmarks were lit in pink to mark the day. And hundreds of local community groups, cafes and even gyms jointed in. (Hence the pic of SAS Group Senior Consultant Nino Lalic in pink workout gear.)
Most importantly, after a concerted lobbying campaign on behalf of the Foundation, the Queensland Government announced a taskforce to guide the implantation of coercive control laws. It will be headed by former Court of Appeal President, the Hon. Justice Margaret McMurdo AC.
In announcing the new taskforce, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk acknowledged the work of the Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation in driving public discussion of the issue. This is a very significant step towards important legislative reform, and the SAS Group is proud to be supporting the Foundation.