Reshaping our approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander domestic and family violence

The Queensland Government has committed to a new way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities in the spirit of reconciliation to address the causes, prevalence and impacts of domestic and family violence. 

Queensland’s Framework for Action – Reshaping our Approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence  (PDF, 979 KB)provides a clear statement of that commitment, and our vision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities living free from violence and enabled and supported to undertake healing. 

The framework sets out strategies and actions to achieve the vision, including new actions to be delivered in 2019-21. Importantly, it acknowledges the strengths within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to address domestic and family violence, and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to determine what, when and how services and responses are needed in their communities.

The framework was developed in response to a recommendation from the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board that identified a need to develop a dedicated response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence.