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Ben strives to educate others about the complexities of domestic violence in LGBTQ communities and also the potential barriers LGBTQ people may face when accessing police and support services as both victims and perpetrators.
Ben has delivered a number of key note speeches and conducted training sessions about domestic violence in LGBTQ communities both nationally and internationally and is recognised as a leader in this field.
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The knowledge you brought as a panellist was greatly valued, and your contribution to the panel discussion insightful. Your understanding of the LGBTIQ community, and the unique challenges faced in this space encouraged essential conversations. It was particularly great to reinforce through the 2020 Event, that everyone has a role to play in ending domestic and family violence. ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
Ben is highly motivated and courageous in speaking up and leading to show respect for people of diverse and marginalised backgrounds. He is open minded, inclusive and pragmatic in his approach to community development and seeks to understand others rather than treat them with prejudice. He is not shy to tackle difficult social issues and stand up for a safer, respectful community. I am inspired by his devotion and commitment to helping others. I believe he has a lot to offer in effecting positive change. Dr Wendell J. Rosevear OAM Domestic & Family violence prevention council
I met Ben through our mutual commitment to helping end domestic and family violence. From the get-go, Ben impressed me with his passion, knowledge and communication skills about a hugely complex and confronting issue. Often on the front-line of this challenge, Ben has a personal story and insights that bring huge value to the Queensland Police Service and the wider community. He’s steady, thoughtful, kind and brave. A great media ‘talent’ his energy also impresses and I believe Ben’s making a significant difference in many lives, particularly within the LGBTQI+ community who are so often overlooked. I regard Ben very highly. Kay mcgrath oam co-chair – domestic & family violence prevention council journalist / presenter – seven network
Ben presented at the second Brisbane Interfirm event dealing with the sensitive issue of domestic violence in LGBTI relationships. Interfirm is a network promoting LGBTI inclusion across the accounting and legal professions. It launched in Brisbane in 2019. Ben was a very engaging speaker on a difficult topic and was able to cover the topic from a variety of different perspectives. The feedback from attendees was very positive. In arranging the event Ben was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Vince rogers partner – ashurst
Ben is an extremely passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has demonstrated consistently over the years that he is also forward thinking in his approaches toward inclusion and cultural change. He uses story telling to create that change and supports his words with authentic care for his community. Highly recommended if you want someone who will not only talk the talk, but walk it as well! Superintendent david tucker commander, Queensland Police service
Ben spoke to an audience of 100 at Suncorp on Domestic and Family Violence issues relating to the LGBTIQ+ community. His presentation was inspiring, informative and very relevant to the wellbeing of our people at Suncorp. I highly recommend Ben as a keynote speaker and look forward to having him back at Suncorp in future! eddie sahovic suncorp