Strong action against domestic and family violence continues in Queensland

Published Thursday, 19 September, 2019 at 10:01 AM


Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

Queensland’s nation-leading efforts to eliminate domestic and family violence continue with the release today of the Palaszczuk Government’s Third Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026.

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.

“It builds on our significant work to date, four years into our State’s 10-year reform program and provides a renewed way forward in our ongoing quest to achieve our vision for a Queensland free from domestic and family violence,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“The Queensland Government’s record $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 this year.”

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, visit


Media contact:

Chris Taylor (Premier's office) - 0408 975 225

Cat Milton (Minister Farmer's office) - 0447 117 132