Critically acclaimed and multiaward-winning country music singer Troy Cassar-Daley will play a free family concert in Mount Isa next month to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Sponsored by the Queensland Police Service in support of White Ribbon Australia, the concert will be held on August 17 at the Buchanan Park Complex.
Domestic violence is a serious issue in Australia, affecting families and communities nationwide.
On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia.
One in three women will experience abuse by someone known to them.
More than 200,000 Australian men have taken the White Ribbon Oath to stand up, speak out and prevent men’s violence against women.
Domestic & Family Violence Co-ordinator Sergeant Paige Barrow of Mount Isa Police said the issue of domestic violence is prevalent locally too, unfortunately.
“Superintendent Kev Guteridge initiated the event to support the work of White Ribbon in the local community,” said Sergeant Barrow.
“The first reason to have the event is for the community. There’s no tickets – free entry, just show up.”
Srg Barrow said while she is not a huge country music fan, she knew Cassar-Daley would be a crowd pleaser.
The concert will also feature the local Emergency Services and defence band ‘The Hoax’.
Gates open at 6pm with The Hoax at 6:30 and Troy Cassar-Daley at 7:30pm.
Singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley’s career has spanned nine albums over a twenty-six year career.
He has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, thirty two Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, nine Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards.
The Australian music icon is also an ambassador for White Ribbon Australia.
“I’m proud to be supporting White Ribbon with my music and equally proud to be playing in front of another Mount Isa crowd,” Cassar-Daley said.
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