The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the devastating effects of domestic and family violence. It will provide total funding of $198.2 million* over five years to implement the Government’s response to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report.
* Since the 2015-16 Budget (incl. $192.9 million new funding and $5.3 million in reprioritised funding)
Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Courts
over four years from 2016-17 (including $40.4 million new funding and $2 million reprioritised) allocated to roll out specialist courts, building on learnings from the trial at Southport.
Domestic and Family Violence Services
over four years for additional or enhanced domestic and family violence services to support victims.
Integrated Service Responses
over four years ($24.2 million new funding and $2.1 million reprioritised) for eight specialist teams to prioritise victims and their safety.
over four years for additional perpetrator interventions to help protect victims.
over four years ($9.3 million new funding and $0.3 million reprioritised) for a communication and engagement program to change attitudes and behaviours towards domestic and family violence.
Domestic and Family Violence Shelters
over four years for two new shelters to support women and children escaping domestic and family violence.