Community unites to stand against domestic violence
THE Fraser Coast is making its voice heard and has said "stop" to domestic and family violence.
About 30 people joined the Fraser Coast Regional Council at a rally against domestic violence near the Margaret St groyne in Urangan yesterday.
The rally was one of many organised by councils across the state to stop the scourge of domestic and family violence in Queensland.
Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell said it was up to "ordinary people" like himself to say enough was enough.
"As an ordinary man we need to stand up. We have to say stop this and this will not be tolerated," he said.
Hervey Bay Police Senior Constable Matt Hagley said domestic violence was an issue police were all too familiar with.
"There are no circumstances were a man should be placing his hands on someone he loves," he said.
To stand up against domestic violence make a sign against domestic violence, take a photo and share it on social media with the hashtag '#safefamilies'.