Special Taskforce

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, chaired by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, former Governor-General of Australia, was established on 10 September 2014. 

The Taskforce was requested to examine Queensland’s domestic and family violence support systems and make recommendations to the Premier on how the system could be improved and future incidents of domestic violence could be prevented.

The Taskforce conducted extensive, statewide community engagement and consultation to gather input from the community and experts involved in the domestic and family violence space to inform the review.

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Special Taskforce provided its final report Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland to the Premier on 28 February 2015, bringing its work to a close. The Special Taskforce is no longer active.

Where to get help

If you are in immediate danger, phone the police on Triple Zero (000).

For help and advice, call:

  • DVConnect Womensline
    1800 811 811
    24 hours, 7 days a week
  • DVConnect Mensline
    1800 600 636
    9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    1800 010 120
    7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week
  • Elder Abuse Helpline
    1300 651 192
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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