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Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence: recommendations 118 and 120
On 28 February 2015, the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence (the Taskforce) provided its report, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic Violence in Queensland to the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts. The report contains 140 recommendations on how the government and the Queensland community can better address and reduce domestic and family violence.
On 18 August 2015, the Queensland Government released its response to the report. All 121 Taskforce recommendations directed to Government have been accepted, and the Queensland Government has indicated support for the 19 recommendations directed to the non-government sector.
A number of recommendations are aimed at ensuring that perpetrators of domestic and family violence are appropriately held to account for their offending. Recommendations 118 and 120 relate specifically to criminal law reform. The purpose of the discussion paper is to seek feedback on those Taskforce recommendations and the best ways to achieve the outcomes underpinning them.