A Collingwood Park small business owner has been recognised for his extraordinary efforts in supporting victims of domestic and family violence.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum today acknowledged John Siaki as one of 134 inductees onto Queensland’s inaugural Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll.
“John and his team use his truck from the Siaki and Sons removal business to help DV victims escape abusive situations,” Mr McCallum said.
“Their acts of generosity and selflessness have been shared all over the world via social media and it’s what our local community is all about – determination, resilience and the willingness to offer a helping hand to those in need, even total strangers.
“Looking out for each other is what all Queenslanders do, and those helping people affected by domestic and family violence deserve recognition.”
Mr McCallum said the Palaszczuk Government was also supporting the community with funding for the Ipswich and Toowoomba Women’s Health and Well-being and Children’s Counselling service.
“The funding is part of the Palaszczuk's Government's ongoing commitment to support Queenslanders who are experiencing domestic and family violence during the COVID pandemic,” Mr McCallum said.
“It will allow this important local service to increase its capacity to meet the recovery and well-being needs of women and children by engaging more staff and boosting support levels.”
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll inductees received a signed certificate and a media tile to include on their email signature blocks, websites and social profiles.
Their efforts are also featured online.