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Russel Northe MLA:
Boolarra Hotel Tom Curtain Event

Launch of the "Tom Curtain Speak Up Tour"

By Portal Admin - 2nd February 2019 - Back to News

Member for Morwell Russell Northe invites local media to attend the launch of the "Tom Curtain Speak Up Tour" that will be held at the Boolarra Community Hotel on 16th February, 2019.

Members of the Boolarra Community and support agencies such as Lifeline will be on hand to speak to media about this upcoming event and the importance in talking about mental health, depression and suicide prevention initiatives.

Date: Tuesday 29th January 2019

Time: 10:30am

Where: Boolarra Community Hotel


  • Barry Richards - Chairman of the Board of Directors/Licensee Boolarra Community Hotel
  • Michelle Possingham – CEO Lifeline Gippsland
  • Matt Gleeson – Board Member Boolarra Community Hotel
  • Jody O’Kane – General Manager Boolarra Community Hotel
  • Colin Brick – Secretary Boolarra Community Development Group Inc.
  • Tim & Kathy Ryan – Events & Entertainment Committee Boolarra Community Hotel

Tom Curtain, winner of two Golden Guitar awards and the 2018 Southern Stars Independent Country Music Awards in multiple categories (Best Artist, Male Vocalist, Album and Single of the Year) was deeply touched by the tragic passing of Amy "Dolly" Everett, a Northern Territory teenager who took her life in January 2018 as a consequence of bullying.

Tom is bringing his Katherine Outback Experience, (horses, dogs and music show) to Boolarra, Gippsland, to raise awareness about bullying with a strong focus on giving children and young people courage and strategies to overcome bullying and to "Speak Up". The show includes a live music performance including a specially written song inspired by "Dolly".

It has been planned for children from local schools to sing "Speak Up" with Tom during the show.

Prior to Tom’s show; Courtney Jane will provide live country music from 4pm with the "Speak up Tour" commencing at 6pm.

Tom Curtain Speak Up Tour


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