About the DFV Prevention Council

The Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council (the Prevention Council) was appointed by The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for Trade, and will support Queensland to achieve the outcomes of the Third Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Strategy (2019–20 to 2021–22) (the Third Action Plan).

Guided by the key principles outlined in the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016– 2026 (the Strategy), and the intent of the Third Action Plan, the Prevention Council's role is to generate greater community and corporate momentum in recognising that domestic and family violence is everyone's concern and ending it is everyone's responsibility.

Through partnerships with the community and business sector, the Prevention Council will:

  • continue to embed cultural change
  • encourage and help to build community ownership of action to end domestic and family violence
  • foster and broker partnerships between corporate and community organisations, local government and community members to extend community–led action.

The Prevention Council is co-Chaired by Mrs Vanessa Fowler and Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM, and its members include the following representatives from key sectors in the community and government:

  • Ms Lynette Anderson
  • Mr Saliman Bin Juda
  • Magistrate Trevor Black
  • Ms Penny Carr
  • Ms Brigita Cunnington
  • Ms Rachel Durdin
  • Ms Faiza El-Higzi OAM
  • Ms Dianne Fletcher
  • Miss Karni Liddell
  • Dr Wendell Rosevear OAM
  • Mr Andrew Taukolo
  • Ms Karyn Walsh AM.

The Prevention Council includes ex-officio members representing Queensland Government agencies with domestic and family violence reform responsibilities. These agencies are:

  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of Education
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Police Service.

Council newsletter bulletins

The Prevention Council's newsletter bulletins provide information about the work the Prevention Council is doing—with community leaders, service providers and grassroots organisations across Queensland—to prevent domestic and family violence and oversee the implementation of the Third Action Plan 2019-20 to 2021-22 (PDF) of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 (PDF) or (DOCX).

Read the Prevention Council newsletters.


To stay connected to the Prevention Council, please email the Council Secretariat at dfvcouncil@premiers.qld.gov.au.

Please send your name, organisation, email address and postcode to dfvcouncil@premiers.qld.gov.au to receive updates and communications.