Song confronts issue

Warragul songwriter Adrian Darakai (centre) is joined by vocalist Britt Lewis and pianist Malcolm McCaffery to deliver a powerful message about family violence in his latest song “How Long” that was released on Thursday.

Adrian Darakai hopes his latest song release will remind the community that family violence is not acceptable. A powerful, poignant song, “How Long” tells a story that Adrian says reflects hundreds of families in our community.  Sadly, it is a

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End family violence

Warragul Rotarians (from left) Peter Dell, Ian Holdsworth and Chris Morris serve a barbecue sausage to Baw Baw Shire strategic planner Luke Cervi.

Wet weather did not deter the enthusiasm of people attending the White Ribbon barbecue in Warragul last month. About 40 people attended the event which was transferred from Civic Park Warragul to the West Gippsland Arts Centre. White Ribbon Day

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Dedicated investigator

A dedicated and specially trained investigator of Victoria Police will work with the recently established family violence unit based at Warragul.

Dedicated family violence investigators are part of Victoria Police’s reform agenda to target increasing violence, sexual offences and child abuse in the home. With an increasing trend of family violence reports in the Baw Baw police services area, inspector Chris

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Unite on domestic violence issue

Our Watch Our Issue facilitator Tanya Kilgower, left, Gippsland Women's Health regional prevention co-ordinator Sarah Corbell, Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, and event organiser Pat Coles.

Rosie Batty does not claim to be an expert on family violence, but she speaks from the heart about the reality of a problem that she says is alive in every community. Since the death of her son Luke, she

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