"No more" was the cry as both sides of politics came together in a rare display of unity.
Putting aside the argy-bargy of the final sitting week for the year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten joined dozens of MPs and senators in an event to combat domestic violence in indigenous communities.
The leaders linked arms with 'No more' campaign founder and ABC sports commentator Charlie King on the forecourt of Parliament House on Monday.
"Family violence is unacceptable, there is no room for it," he said.
"We don't need to march one day of the year, we need to march all the time."
King called for a new chapter on how Australia deals with family violence, including by businesses and sporting clubs.
He acknowledged members of the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation from Arnhem Land who performed a ceremonial dance at the gathering.
Without any financial help, they had been able to reduce family violence by 27.9 per cent in one year.
"That's extraordinary isn't it?" he said
Mr Turnbull later moved a motion in parliament to acknowledge that violence against women was a national issue.
He noted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were 34 times more likely to experience violence and called on all men to take action to stop it.
"We can and we must do better," the prime minister told the lower house.
"As a parliament and as a nation, we no longer avert our gaze from the horror and the shame that is domestic violence - we look clear-eyed at this appalling failure and we are resolved to stop it."
Mr Shorten said violence against women did not discriminate, yet the rates of family violence suffered by indigenous Australians were a "source of national shame".
"We owe it to ourselves, to the nation we imagine ourselves to be, the nation we want our children to see in the mirror, to right this wrong," he told MPs.
Last Friday, on White Ribbon Day, Mr Turnbull said there were 16 domestic violence incidents in the Northern Territory alone including one in which a woman's jaw was broken.