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February Dinner - Guest Speaker Brian Paynter

  • 18 Feb 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Cape Kitchen, 1215 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven, Phillip Island


  • Special price for members. BONUS offer: You can take two non-members at membership prices.

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Guest Speaker Brian Paynter

White Ribbon and the fight against violence...

Our February Dinner Event guest speaker, Brian Paynter, was elected as the Member for Bass in November 2014. Brian is an active member of the community and is involved in education, the disability sector and community foundations in the Bass electorate. 

A successful small business owner who is passionate about strengthening communities in Bass, Brian grew up in Pakenham, where his family ran a local news agency. Following in his father’s footsteps, Brian started his own small business, building a successful accounting firm from the ground up.

In late November last year Brian delivered a powerful speech in the Victorian Parliament addressing domestic violence and violence against women

The full speech can be seen here:

At this month's dinner event Brian will discuss the fight against violence from his position as White Ribbon Ambassador.

About White Ribbon
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

All women live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence.

Making women’s safety a man’s issue too.

The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.

Globally, White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. Originating in Canada in 1991, White Ribbon is now active in more than 60 countries. In 2003, White Ribbon was brought to Australia through UNIFEM (now UN Women).

White Ribbon Australia observes the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, annually on November 25. White Ribbon Day signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (December 10).

However the campaign runs all year and is evident across the community through, for example, advertising and marketing campaigns such as Uncover Secrets, social media, community events and White Ribbon Night in July.

About our venue...

The Cape Kitchen

The Cape Kitchen boasts breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean and coastline and presents a menu focused on what’s in-season, introducing unique Australian flavours and showcasing local produce at every opportunity.

The philosophy underpinning the dining experience is reflected in an all Victorian wine list featuring a selection of boutique local wineries.

Above: The spectacularly located and highly innovative Cape Kitchen are hosting our SBWN dinner event this February.

Booking cancellations may occur up to 48 hrs prior to the event date. After that time money has been spent in order to cater for your place at the event and funds cannot be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.

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