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White Ribbon Australia Enters Liquidation

White Ribbon Australia will close its doors after it was revealed that the Domestic violence charity had entered liquidation.  

It is being reported that a general meeting was held to discuss the charity's financial position on Wednesday and the decision made to appoint liquidators.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the news was contained within a notice filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Liquidators were spotted at White Ribbons' head office in North Sydney on Thursday morning according to the SMH.

Sadly the news comes ahead of White Ribbon Day on Friday November 22.  

The charity posted the following statement on its website.  

"It is with profound sadness that the board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors.

"This decision became necessary following an analysis of the organisation’s future sustainability.

"White Ribbon Australia has been proud to serve alongside so many dedicated partner organisations, grassroots communities and government in the important work of ending men’s violence against women.

"We want to acknowledge those communities around Australia who have been part of the White Ribbon movement – from the dedicated staff, Ambassadors, Advocates, and Committees, to schools and teachers, sports clubs, workplaces and individual members of the community.

"For all those who are already planning for White Ribbon Day, we encourage you to continue with those plans alongside the international White Ribbon movement. Continue to raise your voice.

"Even though White Ribbon Australia’s journey ends here, we know that the work of our partners and communities will continue. Eliminating men’s violence against women must remain a priority.

White Ribbon Australia's Twitter account has been switched to private.

For further information about the liquidation of White Ribbon Australia Ltd please contact Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants on 02 8844 1200.

By Michelle Price