We have responded to the recommendations made in the Taskforce Report and are committed to taking action to end domestic and family violence and to support people affected. Read the Queensland Government Response to the Report and Implementation Plan Queensland Government Response to the Report and Implementation Plan and the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 .
We will make an initial investment of $31.3M over 4 years towards implementing the priority recommendations of the report. Some of the key initiatives for 2015-16 include:
Additional funding of $1.1M is provided in 2015-16 to Legal Aid Queensland to expand its domestic violence duty lawyer services (for both applicants and respondents) from 1 location to 14 locations across the state.
On 28 February 2015 the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, as Chair of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, presented the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report to the Premier, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP. This report made 140 recommendations based on the insights gathered from 5 months of engagement with communities and individuals. The recommendations set the vision and direction for a Queensland strategy to end domestic and family violence and ensure those affected have access to safety and support.
In an emergency call the police on 000 (triple zero)
1800 811 811
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1800 600 636
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Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline
1800 010 120
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Elder Abuse Helpline
1300 651 192
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