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Corporate and Community Engagement Framework

Responsible government

  • Queensland

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 2 Improve coordination across primary prevention activities to maximise their impact on community attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence.

What are we doing?

The Queensland Government is calling on corporate and community organisations to pledge their commitment to take action against domestic and family violence in the state.

The DFV Prevention Corporate and Community Forum: Safe at home, work and play was held on 10 September 2019 and brought together more than 130 organisations who heard from DFV specialists about the DFV sector, shared best-practice examples of addressing DFV in the workplace, and committed to taking action against domestic and family violence.

A corporate and community engagement framework will now be developed to help support and guide organisations to take action to address domestic and family violence within their workplaces and communities.

What have we achieved so far?

  • Empowering Queenslanders to promote cultural change through annual Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities and the Community Grants Program.
  • Implementing the Domestic and Family Violence Media Guide to support journalists in reporting on domestic and family violence incidents.
  • Releasing the Workforce Support Package for all Queensland workplaces to strengthen support for affected employees, including through adoption of domestic and family violence policies, and dedicated domestic and family violence leave for government employees.

What is next?

  • Consultation with corporate and community leaders a corporate and community engagement framework will be developed including best-practice examples and ideas for action.
  • Exploration of options for a mechanism that highlights corporate and community commitment to the Framework.
  • Exploration of options for sharing of best-practice DFV information and resources within the corporate sector.

What difference will we make?

Intended outcomes include:

  • More Queenslanders are aware of the different types of domestic and family violence
  • Positive perceptions towards gender equality are improved
  • Increased intolerance towards domestic and family violence
  • More Queenslanders are aware of the different types of domestic and family violence
  • More Queenslanders indicate that all types of domestic and family violence are unacceptable

Indicators of success include:

  • Increased percentage of participating organisations that report changes in policy and/or approach to domestic and family violence
  • Increased number of partnerships between government and non-government organisations to prevent domestic and family violence
  • Workplaces engage in any domestic and family violence initiatives (i.e. employee support programs, leadership, awareness raising, fundraising, etc.)
  • A greater proportion of bystanders understand how to safely intervene
  • A greater proportion of Queenslanders believe it is important to change our culture
  • A greater proportion of victims know where to access help.

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