27 September, 2019 –
The recent release of the Palaszczuk Government’s Third Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 brings us one step closer to eliminating domestic and family violence once and for all.
This is an issue I feel incredibly passionate about – as a surgeon I spent so much time trying to put people back together after violent incidents. As a politician I’m working to help stop them winding up in hospital in the first place.
The Third Action Plan has been developed based on insights from a Deloitte Access Economics Review of the Second Action Plan, the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council, Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board, and community consultation.
The Plan strengthens the strong foundation of Queensland’s reform efforts to date and provides a blueprint for government and the community to work together to continue to deliver positive change over the next three years.
Under the Third Action Plan, we are:
- partnering with business and community to strengthen responses to and prevention of domestic and family violence;
- improving equity in access to services for Queenslanders most vulnerable to and impacted by domestic and family violence;
- enhancing integrated service responses and service sector capacity to respond effectively to those who experience domestic and family violence;
- increasing economic participation of and access to safe, secure housing for women affected by domestic and family violence and their children;
- evolving the Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Court model;
- embedding Respectful Relationships Education in Queensland schools.
This plan represents the next phase in our efforts to eliminate domestic and family violence in Queensland. Under the Third Action Plan, Queensland says: Not Now, Not Ever, Together.
To find out more or where to get help visit www.qld.gov.au/enddomesticandfamilyviolence