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 will focus on generating greater community and corporate momentum in recognising that domestic and family violence is everyone's concern and ending it is everyone's responsibility.

The Prevention Council will focus on:

  • continuing to embed cultural change
  • encouraging and helping build further community ownership of action to end domestic and family violence
  • helping to foster and broker partnerships with corporate and community organisations, local government and community members to build momentum for local community-led action.

The Prevention Council is co-Chaired by Ms Kay McGrath OAM 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 bulletins:


Queries relating to the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council should be directed to the Council Secretariat by email at dfvcouncil@premiers.qld.gov.au.