THE popular Queensland Police Pipes and Drums band will perform at two events on the Fraser Coast this week, as Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month draws to end.
The band will perform at the Hervey Bay Boat Club on Wednesday (10.30am to 11.30am) and at the Maryborough Market on Thursday (9am to 10am).
Local police are urging community members to support both events.
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Senior Constable Brittany Duncan said people can make a different when working together.
Snr Const Duncan said police would continue asking for people to help raise awareness around domestic and family violence even though the campaign was coming to an end.
She said police were sending a clear message that this type of violence would not be tolerated.
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“By encouraging individuals and our wider community to speak up about violence we can work together towards its prevention.
“Domestic and family violence is a complex issue,” Snr Const Duncan said.
She continued to say sustainable and long-term positive cultural change cannot be realised by one organisation alone.
“Everyone in the community has a role to play in changing the attitudes, culture and systems that underpin violence in our community,” she said.
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If you think someone you know may be experiencing abuse – reach out and offer your support.
You can do this by listening to them, believing them, educating yourself about the different forms of domestic and family violence and becoming familiar with the signs of abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.
Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:
- DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811
- DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636
- 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.