Sexual Violence Prevention consultation

To help inform the Sexual Violence Prevention Framework (the Framework), we have engaged with community representatives and academic experts to provide valuable input and guide the development of the Framework and priorities for action. We are continuing to work with key stakeholders in the sexual violence and women's sectors, including sexual assault services, advocacy organisations and peak bodies.

From March to May, a range of public consultation activities took place.

  • 278 people completed an online survey
  • Over 60 people shared their thoughts through the Youth e-Hub (focused on young people aged between 13 and 25)
  • Approximately 370 people attended public consultation forums, focus groups, or closed sessions with victim/survivors
  • Public consultation forums were held in:
    • Gold Coast (Friday 29 March)
    • Townsville (Friday 5 April)
    • Mount Isa (Tuesday 9 April)
    • Rockhampton (Thursday 11 April)
    • Toowoomba (Monday 15 April)
    • Brisbane (Thursday 18 April)
    • Bundaberg (Monday 29 April 2019)
    • Sunshine Coast (Tuesday 30 April 2019)
  • 17 written submissions were received from a range of organisations and individuals.

Background paper

More information about the development of the Sexual Violence Prevention framework is available in the background paper: Sexual Violence Prevention: Having the conversation. This paper has been written to help the community understand what sexual violence is, outline what the Queensland Government is already doing, and highlight some of the themes we think the Framework could address. You can view and download the background paper below.

Easy English

We have an Easy English Background paper to help people with intellectual disability or learning difficulties tell us their ideas. You can read it below.

Sexual Violence Prevention Roundtable

The Sexual Violence Prevention Roundtable was announced in February 2019 to further inform the development of the Framework. The Roundtable will provide insight on sexual violence issues, help identify priority areas of need, and provide advice on evidence-based approaches for addressing the causes of sexual violence.

The Roundtable includes sector and community representatives, academic experts, and senior government representatives, and is chaired by the Deputy Director-General, Strategy, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

The first meeting of the roundtable took place on 20 March 2019. Further meetings are planned for 5 July and 30 July 2019.

Members of the Sexual Violence Prevention Roundtable are:

  • Ms Leona Berrie, Queensland Sexual Assault Network
  • Ms Di Macleod, Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence
  • Ms Cecilia Barassi-Rubio, Immigrant Women's Support Service
  • Ms Angela Lynch, Women's Legal Service Queensland
  • Professor Patrick O'Leary, Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
  • Dr Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology
  • Ms Karyn Walsh, Micah Projects
  • Ms Cassandra Ashton, Relationships Australia Queensland
  • Ms Jo Bryant, Protect All Children Today (PACT)
  • Mr James Edney, YETI
  • Ms Karren Aspinall, Laurel Place
  • Ms Charmaine Law, Women's Health Centre
  • Ms Faith Green, Mob Kinnectors
  • Ms Rachael Pascua, R4Respect Ambassador
  • Ms Karni Liddell, DFV Implementation Council
  • Mr Anthony Crack, Queensland Police Service
  • Ms Liza Windle, Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Mr Dean Corless, Victim Assist Queensland, Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Ms Denise Andrews, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Ms Hayley Stevenson, Department of Education
  • Mr David Harmer, Queensland Health
  • Ms Leigh Roach (Chair), Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.