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Nominations open for $5,000 DV prevention award

Nominations have opened for the Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) third annual $5,000 Alison Woolla Memorial Award for local leadership in preventing domestic and family violence.

The award honours pioneering former Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Alison Woolla, a trailblazer who provided remarkable leadership and support for members of her community when they were experiencing abuse, said LGAQ Chief Executive Officer, Alison Smith.

“The award was launched by the LGAQ in 2020 to recognise an outstanding individual following in Alison Woolla’s footsteps and making a significant contribution to raising awareness and prevention of domestic and family violence in Queensland’s local communities,” Ms Smith said.

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, along with hosting the hand-crafted artwork created by Brisbane artist Laura Vincent for 12 months. The piece was created using resin and timber and represents the complex emotions felt by those who experience domestic and family violence.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 18 October at the LGAQ’s 2022 Annual Conference in Cairns.

Entries close on 30 September 2022. For more information or to nominate, visit the LGAQ’s DFV webpage.

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