Follow the DFV Prevention Council's journey

Want to learn more about the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council’s activities? Read past newsletter editions below to find out more about the Prevention Council’s journey.

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  • January edition
    Learn about Council member Ben Bjarnesen; coercive control and concepts of consent; workplace respect; the Commonwealth Consent Policy Framework; consultation on Queensland's Putting Queensland Kids First draft plan; funding opportunities; and upcoming events and activities.


  • December edition
    Learn about: the Queensland Government’s annual Not now, not ever. Together. Breakfast; the launch by the Mayors of Cooktown, Hopevale and Wujal Wujal of the Growing Respect Taskforce; Toowoomba Regional Council’s pledge to work to end domestic and family violence; how to recognise the signs of coercive control; 1800RESPECT’s new SMS channel; and grant opportunities.
  • October edition
    The DFV Prevention Council was honoured to partner with the Queensland Police Service, the Disrupting Violence Beacon and the MATE Bystander Program to bring Matt and Sarah Brown and the She is not your Rehab program to Brisbane for an intimate conversation to find new ways to address critically high rates of family violence by addressing mental health issues, trauma and abuse. Read the newsletter for more information about She is not your Rehab.
  • September edition
    Co-Chairs Vanessa Fowler OAM and Bob Atkinson AO APM talk about the upcoming football grand finals and how each of us can choose to step off the sidelines by growing our awareness and intolerance to these abusive behaviours. Meet DFV Prevention Council Member Rachel Durdin. Love ≠ Control Resources updated for 16 Days of Activism.
  • August edition
    In August each year we celebrate our diversity during Multicultural Queensland Month, recognising the benefits to Queensland of the many backgrounds, skills and experiences that make up who we are. Domestic and family violence does not discriminate—learn about diverse experiences of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and how we can more inclusively, sensitively and effectively support an increased number of women into safety.
  • July edition
    Meet Prevention Council member Jacque Lachmund, find support to recover from financial abuse, and learn about Peggy’s Place, Hannah’s Sanctuary, the recipients of the Keeping Women Safe from Violence Grants, and the role of workplaces in preventing domestic and family violence.
  • June edition
    Meet Prevention Council member Sha-lane Gibson and find information on elder abuse awareness resources and support services in Queensland.
  • April edition
    Learn about the Love≠Control project, Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2023, the Ending Violence Against Women conference, and efforts to help young people break the cycle of violence.
  • March edition
    Meet Prevention Council member Andrew Taukolo, learn about the Prevention Council’s priority work to 30 June 2026, the Excellence in Law Enforcement for Women Initiatives award and Fresh Start for Me program, and find resources to keep you safe from technology-facilitated abuse.
  • February edition
    Meet Prevention Council member Dr Faiza El-Higzi and learn about the opening of the Keeping Women Safe from Violence Grants and a virtual panel discussion on domestic, family and sexual violence perpetration.