Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



26 July 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Stop and Prevent Bullying Forum

The Hodgman Liberal Government is championing a whole-of-community approach to stop and prevent bullying.

Yesterday we held a first of its kind meeting with key community and business leaders as an important step in working towards a whole-of-community response.

I thank the 31 organisations who participated in this important discussion and explored how to collectively take action against bullying.

Participants agreed to key actions to be further explored;

- The creation of a bully-free State – a state of kindness

- Reaching a shared community understanding of what bullying is and is not

- Building an evidence base to measure prevalence, what is working and what is not, and reporting on it

Bullying is a serious problem that can only be prevented through a shared effort, supported by each of us as individuals.

Bullying can happen to anyone, anywhere at any age and can cause harm to physical and/or mental wellbeing, and in extreme cases, can lead to tragic consequences.

As a government, we are determined to work with communities across Tasmania to stop and prevent bullying.

Please see link to communique http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/472650/25_July_-_communique.pdf



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