Submissions - Discussion Paper 1
On 27 May 2021, the Taskforce released its first discussion paper - Options for legislating against coercive control and the creation of a standalone domestic violence offence.
The paper sought community opinion 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 received 82 submissions on discussion paper 1. We have the authors' permissions to publish the following academic, individual (professional) and organisational submissions below.
Brisbane Youth Service
Broken to Brilliant
Caxton Legal Centre
Centre Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)
Centre for Women & Co.
Children by Choice
Combined Women's Refuge Group (CWRG)
Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA)
Domestic Violence Court Assistance Network Qld (DVCAN)
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc.(GCCASV)
Marie Stopes Australia
No to Violence
North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service (NQDVRS)
North Queensland Women's Legal Service (NQWLS)
Prisoner's Legal Service
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)
Queensland Council of Unions
Salvation Army Australia
Sisters Inside and the Institute for Collaborative Race Research
Small Steps 4 Hannah
Soroptimist International - Brisbane Inc
Uniting Church of Australia
White Ribbon Australia
Women's Health Queensland
Women's Legal Service Qld
Youth Advocacy Centre
Zonta Club Brisbane