In Queensland a Special Taskforce was established to review domestic and family violence in Queensland. In February 2015 the taskforce released their report 'Not Now, Not Ever' - Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland; with the Queensland Government agreeing to implement all the recommendations of that report.
The Queensland Women's Strategy 2016-21 released in March 2016, acknowledges that we have a significant way to go to enable the full participation of women in the social, economic and cultural opportunities available in Queensland. Safety was identified as one of four priority areas to be addressed through the strategy; acknowledging that women are vastly overrepresented as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
In April 2016, the Queensland Government launched its Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026, which sets the direction for action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland, encouraging partnerships between the government, community and business. This is one of the mechanisms to meet the priorities outlined in the Queensland Women's Strategy.
The Second Action Plan 2016-19 builds upon the strong foundation of the First Action Plan 2015-2016, and will transform the way we work together to better protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.
The Domestic and Famiily Violence Implementation Council (DFVC) was established to independently monitor and champion the implentation of recomendations of the Not Now, Not Ever report.