What the Taskforce heard
The Taskforce engaged with thousands of Queenslanders through an online survey, listening tours, summits, focus groups, round tables and individual group meetings. The Taskforce received submissions from the community and experts from different fields involved in the domestic and family violence space.
In October 2014, we invited members of the public to share their stories. These stories now feature in Our Journal, a compilation of stories, ideas, experiences and thoughts around domestic and family violence.
In August 2014, an online survey was developed to understand community attitudes about domestic and family violence and how we can best respond as a community. A report has been prepared that analyses the information received through the survey.
The survey has revealed that the whole community, service providers, and the families of those involved are viewed as responsible for supporting someone affected by domestic and family violence.
Focus groups were conducted by an independent research company at various locations across the state. These sessions raised and discussed important questions with the community and sought views from socio-demographic groups who would not usually engage in the issue. This provided qualitative input on community attitudes on domestic and family violence.