Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce releases first discussion paper

The Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce is examining coercive control, the need for a standalone offence of domestic violence, and the experience of women across the criminal justice system.

The taskforce has released its first discussion paper seeking feedback on how best to legislate against coercive control as a form of domestic and family violence. The paper also examines the need to create a new offence of ‘commit domestic violence’ in Queensland law and offers a range of options for discussion.

The taskforce is seeking responses from people with lived experience, service providers, legal professionals, and the wider community.

The paper is open for consultation until 9 July 2021. Visit the taskforce website to make a submission.

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