What exactly is The Line? And what happens when you cross it?
Sometimes there’s no argument about where to draw the line. There are some things you should just never do. In Australia, we’re united as a community about things that are unacceptable. Like violence, rape and abuse. These are things that should never happen, which is why we have laws against them.
We’re also pretty united about what it takes to create happy and healthy relationships. There are some things that always work, like loving and respecting each other, being considerate, listening, and trying to understand the other person’s point of view.
So while everyone agrees that violence is crossing the line, sometimes the line can be blurry. Things like with bagging someone out to your mates or texting someone 300 times a day. At the end of the day, where you draw the line is up to you. Explore the site and Facebook page and find a whole heap of stuff that will help you decide.
The Line campaign is managed by the Department of Social Services and is an initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022.