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Parliament Takes a Stand for White Ribbon Day

26 November 2012

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was among one hundred Members and Senators who showed their commitment to the White Ribbon Campaign by attending the annual White Ribbon Day celebrations on Monday 26 November 2012.

The Prime Minister was by joined by the Honourable Jeffrey Bleich, American Ambassador to Australia, and LT GEN (Retd) Ken Gillespie AC, DSC, CSM, former Chief of Army, White Ribbon Board Member and White Ribbon Ambassador at the morning tea.

Minister for the Status of Women The Hon. Julie Collins MP, Leader of the Opposition The Hon. Tony Abbott and Leader of the Greens Senator Christine Milne were also guest speakers.

The event provided the opportunity to hear the 2012 White Ribbon Campaign messaging and an update on the White Ribbon Workplace Program, now underway in the pilot phase.