09 June 2021

Ms TRISH DOYLE (Blue Mountains) (19:24): On Saturday 5 June I was honoured to attend the Enough is Enough rally in Katoomba, organised by a handful of incredible local women and supported by the Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre. The event attracted more than 300 people from across the Blue Mountains who gathered to protest and say "Enough is Enough" to domestic and sexual violence against women. The rally featured an impressive line-up of local speakers and musicians. Rallies like those are crucial to raise awareness, find strategies for action against domestic violence in the home and denounce sexual violence in the workplace and public sphere. We heard important personal stories and demanded changes to societal attitudes and legislation. I particularly thank Anne McKenzie, Cherie Brandon, Jude Finch and Ailie Banks for organising the important event. I pay tribute to the work they do and the energy they generate. I also honour the Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre for its day-to-day work supporting women. They are champion advocates for the rights of women and girls.