About the DFV Prevention Council

The Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council

On 22 November 2019, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced the establishment of the new Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council to oversee the next phase of the Queensland Government’s domestic and family violence reform agenda.

The Prevention Council brings together representatives from health, business and education sectors, the LGBTIQ+ communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. The expertise and experience of members will help continue to shape inclusive responses to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

The Prevention Council is co-Chaired by Ms Kay McGrath OAM and Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM, and its members include the following representatives from key sectors in the community and government:

  • Ms Lynette Anderson
  • Mr Saliman Bin Juda
  • Magistrate Trevor Black
  • Ms Penny Carr
  • Ms Rachel Durdin
  • Ms Faiza El-Higzi OAM
  • Ms Dianne Fletcher
  • Miss Karni Liddell
  • Dr Wendell Rosevear OAM
  • Ms Karyn Walsh AM.

The Prevention Council includes ex-officio members representing Queensland Government agencies with domestic and family violence reform responsibilities. These agencies are:

  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Queensland Police Service.

Meeting communiques

The Prevention Council’s meeting communiques provide information about matters considered during Council meetings, as part of their role to oversee implementation of the Third Action Plan 2019-20 to 2021-22 (PDF, 525 KB) of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 (PDF, 753 KB) Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 (DOCX, 737 KB).

Read the communiques from the Prevention Council meetings:


Queries relating to the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council should be directed to the Council Secretariat by email at dfvcouncil@premiers.qld.gov.au

Where to get help

If you are in immediate danger, phone the police on Triple Zero (000).

For help and advice, call:

  • DVConnect Womensline
    1800 811 811
    24 hours, 7 days a week
  • DVConnect Mensline
    1800 600 636
    9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    1800 010 120
    7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week
  • Elder Abuse Helpline
    1300 651 192
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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