Almost $200 Million to address Domestic and Family Violence

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

$42.4M

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

$43.1M

over four years for additional or enhanced domestic and family violence services to support victims.

Integrated Service Responses

$26.3M

 

over four years ($24.2 million new funding and $2.1 million reprioritised) for eight specialist teams to prioritise victims and their safety.

Perpetrator Interventions

$10.3M

over four years for additional perpetrator interventions to help protect victims.

Cultural Transformation

$9.6M

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

$8.7M

over four years for two new shelters to support women and children escaping domestic and family violence.