What the Taskforce heard - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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What the Taskforce heard

The Taskforce engaged with thousands of Queenslanders through an online survey, listening tours, summits, focus groups, round tables and individual group meetings. The Taskforce received submissions from the community and experts from different fields involved in the domestic and family violence space.

Share stories

In October 2014, we invited members of the public to share their stories. These stories now feature in Our Journal, a compilation of stories, ideas, experiences and thoughts around domestic and family violence.

Our journal front cover

Read Our Journal (PDF, 1 MB)

Online survey

In August 2014, an online survey was developed to understand community attitudes about domestic and family violence and how we can best respond as a community. A report has been prepared that analyses the information received through the survey.

The survey has revealed that the whole community, service providers, and the families of those involved are viewed as responsible for supporting someone affected by domestic and family violence.

Read the 'Tell the Taskforce: Domestic and Family Violence' survey report (PDF, 886 KB).

Focus groups

Focus groups were conducted by an independent research company at various locations across the state. These sessions raised and discussed important questions with the community and sought views from socio-demographic groups who would not usually engage in the issue. This provided qualitative input on community attitudes on domestic and family violence.

Read the report on the focus groups (PDF, 2.1 MB).


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

More domestic and family violence services

More women's support services 

Download the Resource pack - Domestic and family violence referral references (PDF, 368 KB)

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.