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Strengthening the Queensland Social Survey

Responsible government

  • Queensland

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 19 Build the evidence base to inform responses to domestic, family and sexual violence by strengthening the focus on what works to reduce violence, improving data and supporting the Fourth Action Plan priorities.

What are we doing?

The Queensland Government is committed to strengthening the Queensland Social Survey (QSS).

What have we achieved so far?

The Queensland Government is exploring options to strengthen data collection under the QSS, including introducing new questions intended to measure Queenslanders’ awareness of different forms domestic and family violence, their beliefs regarding bystander responsibilities, and support for the social norms and contexts that allow domestic and family violence to occur.

What is next?

Options are being explored to:

  • Strengthen data collection under the QSS
  • Introduce new questions intended to measure:
    • awareness of different forms domestic and family violence
    • beliefs regarding bystander responsibilities
    • support for the social norms and contexts that allow domestic and family violence to occur.

What difference will we make?

Intended outcomes include an improved understanding of:

  • Queenslanders’ awareness of the different types of domestic and family violence
  • Queenslanders’ perceptions of the seriousness of the different types of domestic and family violence
  • Queenslanders’ recognition that bystanders have a responsibility to act
  • Queenslanders’ support for the social norms and contexts that allow domestic and family violence to occur.

Indicators of success include:

  • Proportion of adult Queenslanders who ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ specific behaviours described in the QSS are forms of DFV
  • Proportion of adult Queenslanders who ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ specific behaviours described in the QSS are serious
  • Proportion of Queensland adults who ‘strongly agree’ or agree with the statement, ‘Bystanders have a responsibility to intervene if they become aware of domestic and family violence’
  • Proportion of adult Queenslanders who ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ with the statement, ‘Gender inequality creates a context in which domestic and family violence is allowed to occur’.

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