Caloundra MP invites locals to have their say on cyberbullying

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has encouraged the local community to have their say at the Sunshine Coast’s Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce public forum on Monday, 21st May* at 6pm. 

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The event is one of 12 forums being held across Queensland so local residents can provide their ideas on how best to tackle cyberbullying as a community. 

“Ideas gathered at the consultation event will inform the work of the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce (the Taskforce),” Mr McArdle said.  

“The Taskforce is travelling the State, engaging with children, parents, schools, community members and health and education experts to identify community-driven strategies to reduce cyberbullying.

“The Taskforce is chaired by author and commentator, Madonna King, and comprises people with a wide range of knowledge and experience. The Taskforce is bipartisan in its approach and includes a Member of Parliament from the Government and the Opposition.

“I am proud to be involved in this process; I firmly believe the best way to address a community-wide issue is with community-wide consultation and involvement.

“If you can’t make it to my event, you can put your ideas on what we could do in writing.  

“Submissions can be emailed to the Taskforce at antibullyingtaskforce@premiers.qld.gov.au or provided on the website at qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce.”

Following consultation, the Taskforce will recommend an anti-cyberbullying framework to the Premier by 31 August 2018, along with suggested community and government actions.

The Taskforce website can be found at qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

Mr McArdle said as soon as the venue is determined the community will be notified, but to certainly date-claim the 21st May now. 

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*The venue is to be advised. 

For further information contact: Media Unit, Office of Mark McArdle, 0438449243.