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Queensland’s business and community sectors have pledged to use their immense reach and influence to join the fight against domestic and family violence at an Australian first forum hosted by the Palaszczuk Government.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said bringing the corporate community sectors together at this forum is part of a key signature action under the Not Now, Not Ever Third Action Plan, released by the Premier.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament the 2019-20 to 2021-22 action plan focused on embedding work to change culture and attitudes, integrate service delivery and strengthen justice system responses, and seeks to mobilise business and community action.

The Queensland Government’s $328.9 million investment over six years is delivering on all of the 121 government-led recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report by the end of 2019.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said a recent report from Deloitte Access Economics confirms the Queensland Government is making good progress.

“We are making real change to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, but of course there is still more work to do; this change takes time. Our Government knows we cannot deliver on our vision without the commitment of community, business and everyday Queenslanders. This plan provides a blueprint for us all to work together over the next three years, and say ‘not now, not ever’ together,” she said.

Signature actions of the plan include:

  • partnering with business and community to strengthen the response 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, and
  • further embedding Respectful Relationships Education in Queensland schools.

To view the Third Action Plan 2019-20 to 2021-22, click here.

Taking the Pledge

The Queensland Government is calling on the corporate sector and community organisations to pledge their commitment to act against domestic and family violence.

CCF QLD has taken the pledge as a demonstration of our commitment.  We encourage our members to join CCF QLD in the battle against DFV and submit your pledge by visiting the campaign website.