Domestic and family violence affects not just those subjected to the violence and their families, but the whole community.
The Queensland Government has established a Special Taskforce, to be chaired by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, former Governor-General of Australia, to take a lead role in preventing domestic and family violence in Queensland.
In Queensland last year more than 64,000 incidents of domestic and family violence were reported and almost 13,000 breaches of domestic violence orders occurred.
Currently Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system is complex, and includes a number of Queensland Government departments administering policy, legal, housing, health and other support services. There are also many organisations whose tireless efforts provide invaluable support to Queenslanders experiencing domestic and family violence.
The Taskforce will conduct extensive, statewide community engagement and consultation during the course of the review.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say and can become involved immediately through two activities-share your story and formal submissions.
Submissions will close at 5pm on Monday 20 October 2014.
To submit either your story or formal submission, you can email email@example.com.