The Queensland Government engaged KPMG to undertake a statewide stocktake of current investment in domestic and family violence services across Queensland.
KPMG's Domestic and Family Violence Services Audit Report responds to recommendation 71 of the Not Now, Not Ever report.
The services audit was an ambitious undertaking due to the dispersed nature of domestic and family violence services and the complexity of the service system. KPMG's report provides a preliminary, ‘point-in-time’ assessment of expenditure on specialist domestic and family violence services and some generalist services (excluding significant generalist support services provided through areas such as health, police, child protection, education, homelessness programs and housing related services).
The report states that in 2014-15, approximately $104.8 million (from state and commonwealth governments) was provided to 122 discrete service providers across Queensland to support those affected by domestic and family violence.
The Queensland Government has used the report, along with other information, to inform consideration of investment in domestic and family violence prevention and support.
The findings of the domestic and family violence services audit will also inform the development of a new, long-term funding and investment model to guide future investment in the domestic and family violence service system, currently being developed in response to recommendations 72 and 73 in the Not Now, Not Ever report.
The model will consider specific service delivery issues in rural and remote communities and guide investment across government to address domestic and family violence across the continuum — from prevention to recovery.