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Ulysses Club Inc - Ipswich Branch

2017 Ride for Awareness

of Domestic & Family Violence

07 May 2017

Name of Event: Motorcycle Ride for Awareness of Domestic & Family Violence

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Date: Sunday, 07 May 2017

Location: Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich

Riders will be met by a member of the Ipswich branch and be lead to the end venue at Brothers Leagues Club, Ipswich for a community event.

The leave times are 08:30 am from the following locations:

North:              BP Caboolture Southbound (Spook 0402 627 418)

East:               Loganholme BP, Pacific H'way (Jay 0407 641 878)

South West:   Warwick McDonalds (Windsucker 0458 103 939)

West:             Toowoomba Picknic Point (Gunther 0421 424 126)

Ipswich:         Yamanto McDonalds (Erik 0414 732 245)

Admission: Free Community event

Arm band purchase of $10 for participants on motorcycles (Includes Patch or Pin, raffle ticket, Show & Shine entry, Community members are welcome to purchase the arm band as well)

The Ride for Awareness of Domestic & Family Violence is organized by the Ulysses Club Inc. Ipswich Branch and is open to all motorcyclists. The motorcycle riders will assemble from many parts of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Warwick and be lead into Ipswich where there will be a family day at Brothers Leagues Club.

More information available at:

The event at Brothers Leagues Club is for all community members. We will have Trade Stalls, motorcycle specific information stalls, and information stalls from various community organizations.

There will be a sausage sizzle, drink stalls run by local community groups to cater for the participants on the day, as well as local restaurants and licensed premises close by for lunches.

There will be a ‘Show n Shine’ of the motorbikes where participants and the general public can vote for their choices.

We invite families to attend and enjoy the festivities on offer, with activities ie: jumping castle, face painting and entertainment.

Trade & Information Stall Enquiries:

Contact: 0413 420 970 or 0433 874 512

Email: [email protected]


Facebook: Ipswich Ride For Awareness Against Domestic & Family Violence

We turn off the red and blues as we arrive at the house. We move quickly yet silently on foot in the dark towards the front door. We pause and listen for a moment.

A woman attempts to stifle her own sobbing as she hushes and soothes a hysterical toddler. I see her through the curtains. She’s curled into a ball on the floor beside the bed; the little one clinging to her, seeking comfort through his tear-streamed face in her protective arms.

They are inside the front bedroom, less than a metre from where I stand outside, but they don’t yet know we’re here. Something is smashed toward the back of the house and a man begins yelling incoherently. His voice booms louder and louder and we know he’s striding towards the front of the house. Closer to her, closer to the baby. He tries to open the bedroom door but realises that she’s locked it. He begins thumping and smashing against the door. The threats start – what he’s going to do to her if she doesn’t unlock the door. What he’s going to do to her when she does.

The front door is unlocked and we enter the house. The irate male sees us, and as we announce our presence, he immediately unleashes expletive-laden demands that we leave. His verbal tirade spills into clenched fists and we fight to restrain him. Once handcuffed, we explain that he is detained by virtue of domestic violence legislation. He continues to demand, in no uncertain terms, that we leave his house. We understand, this is his home. We also understand that it is his wife and baby’s home as well. They, like everyone, have the right to feel safe here.

I coax her out of the bedroom, reassuring her that she is safe. The baby continues to grapple at her, confusion now etched across his tiny, tear-soaked face at the strangers in blue standing in his house.

We look around and see the holes that have been punched in walls, a dinner plate of food smashed onto the floor, the dining table pushed over resting against a wall, and chairs are overturned. Just some of the signs of domestic violence.

When police suspect that a domestic violence (DV) incident has occurred, or is occurring, they are obligated to enter any place, using whatever force is reasonably necessary, to investigate. Police also have legislated powers to search for evidence of domestic violence and can detain persons in order to investigate and/or complete relevant correspondence.

The events outlined in the incident above are from one of the less confronting incidents of domestic violence I’ve attended – they are often far worse.

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month.

It’s not pleasant, it’s not acceptable, but it happens in every suburb right under your nose.

If you believe there is a domestic violence incident occurring, call ‘000’ immediately. It doesn’t matter if you know the people involved or not.

Make it your business to make it our business – if we don’t know it’s happening, we can’t prevent it from continuing.

You never know, you might just save a life.

ake up the challenge to put an end to

domestic and family violence.

Every one of us has a role to play in changing the culture, attitudes and systems that underpin violence in our community.

The Queensland Government is implementing the Not Now, Not Ever campaign to raise community awareness and encourage community participation during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May.

The message is Not Now, Not Ever: Take up the challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence.

All over Queensland – in our workplaces, schools, sporting clubs, neighbourhoods and communities – people are rallying their community to put an end to domestic and family violence.

Through the Not Now, Not Ever campaign we want to build an online collection of videos showcasing the wonderful work people are doing in their communities.

Simply make a short home video explaining what you are doing in your school, workplace, club, neighbourhood or community and upload it here. If you are stuck for ideas, have a look at what others are doing!

You can support the campaign in a number of other ways:

We acknowledge our campaign partners — Queensland Rail, Brisbane City Council, Clubs Queensland, Queensland Police Service, the Gold Coast SUNS and Heritage Bank — for helping to bring our communities together to raise awareness of domestic and family violence. 

If you would like further information, email the Not Now, Not Ever campaign team. 

Safety is your right – DV is not

Sergeant Nadine Webster on Jan 27, 2016 @ 3:50pm

Domestic and family violence occurs when one person in a domestic relationship uses violent or abusive behaviour to control another. This type of violence occurs between spousal couples, those in intimate personal relationships, family members and those caring for another (informal care arrangement).

Domestic and family violence has a detrimental effect on victims and can cause anxiety, depression, physical injury, emotional and psychological damage, withdrawn behaviour, financial stress and low self-esteem.

Non-physical forms of domestic and family violence such as controlling behaviour, stalking, threats and verbal abuse can and do often quickly turn into physical abuse, which can sometimes be fatal.

Domestic and family violence affects hundreds of Ipswich residents every week and is taking its toll on our community.

Often children are the silent victims, with the affects contributing to many social and developmental problems.

If you are concerned about someone you know who is being abused don’t wait until it’s too late.

Help us stop the violence and break the cycle of abuse.

There are a number of services available to offer support and guidance.

If you recognise yourself as being a perpetrator of domestic and family violence it’s time to ask for help.

Should have, could have, would have are all reasons for regret.

Do, did and have will make the difference for someone to be safe.

Womensline 1800 811 811

Mensline 1800 600 636

Brochures with information and service contact numbers for support are available for download from the Queensland Police website.


The vast majority of dangerous, abusive and violent behavior that occurs in the privacy of people's homes is committed by men against women. The most recent information on violence in Australia comes from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Personal Safety Survey (national survey of 16,400 adults in Australian aged 18 years and over) conducted in 2005. The first issue of this survey was conducted in 1996. The 2005 survey found:

  • Just under half a million Australian women reported that they had experienced physical or sexual violence or sexual assault in the past 12 months.
  • More than a million women had experienced physical or sexual assault by their male current or ex-partner since the age of 15 (some women may be counted twice if they experienced both physical and sexual assault).
  • 37.8% of women who experienced physical assault in the 12 months before the survey said the perpetrator was a current or previous male partner and 34.4% said the perpetrator was a male family member or friend. Most incidences of physical assault against women in the 12 months prior to 2005 were committed in a home (64.1%).
  • 33.3% of women had experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
  • 19.1% of women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.
  • 12.4% of women had been sexually abused before the age of 15, compared with 4.5% of men, between 1996 and 2005. There was an increase in the reporting of sexual assault to police from 14.9% to 18.9% between 1996 and 2005 and there was an increase in the reporting of physical violence to police from 18.5% to 36%.
  • 64% of women who experienced physical assault and 81.1% of women who experienced sexual assault still did not report it to police. The proportion of women aged between 18 and 34 who reported experiencing physical violence has decreased but the proportion of women who reported experiencing physical violence after 45 increased over the same period. The percentage of women who reported that their children had witnessed partner-related violence either from a current or ex-partner was lower than in 1996.
  • The majority of violence against men is committed by other men. Of men who reported that they had experienced physical violence in the 12 months before the survey, 73.7% said that the perpetrator was a male.

           Source: Department of Families, Housing and Community Affairs Fact Sheet 2 Women's Safety.

More information is available:

Department of Families, Housing and Community Affairs:

Facts about Women's Safety

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse:

General Intimate Partner Violence Statistics

Event date:

07 May 2017

Trade Stalls to date:


(Only available with Arm band purchase on the day)

2 x 12 months mega passes for Movie world, Seaworld, Wet'n'wild, Paradise Country

4 x vouchers VIP magic passes.

V 8 Hot laps for Queensland Raceways.

Pillow Talk:

1st. price: Quilt Cover Set

2nd. price: Quilt Cover Set

3rd. price: Quilt Cover Set


1st price:

Ladies Polo Shirt and Leather Gloves

2nd. price:

Ladies Polo Shirt and Leather Gloves

3rd. price:

Dickie Vest, Gloves and a Jeans Chain

4th. price:

Dickie Vest, Gloves and a Jeans Chain

Everything but the bike:

1st. price:

Black Motley Tube Fleece and Black 3 in1 Skullcap, headband, facemask

2nd. price:

Black Motley Tube Fleece and Black 3 in1 Skullcap, headband, facemask

Yellow cabs:

1st price:

2 x $25 Courtesy Travel Vouchers.

2nd. price:

2 x $25 Courtesy Travel Vouchers.


$25 voucher

Naz bags:

Motorcycle Roll Tool Bag

Livia Jewellery: TBA.

Deep Gray Photography:


Show & Shine categories:

Best American

Best European

Best Japanese

Best Three Wheelers

People's choice

and prizes...

Our Sponsors:

Fun Activities

Show & shine

Band: Pop Standen

Swear the Oath

ANZPAA Statement

Victoria & DV

Fleeing my own father

Behind closed doors

Safety is your right- DV is not!

No means No


Not on my watch.

Slap her???

It's not OK

It's OK to help

A message from the USA