Coercive control communication framework

The Coercive control communication framework 2024–27 (the framework) guides best practice communications about coercive control, its nature and impacts, and upcoming changes to the laws in Queensland.

Based on statewide research and extensive consultation, the framework will guide the Queensland Government’s delivery of culturally safe and trauma-informed communications as we build a shared understanding of coercive control, better support victim-survivors, and hold people using violence to account.

The framework can be used more broadly by government agencies, the domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention sector, and corporate and community organisations.

This document is part of the broad reforms being delivered by government to better address, prevent and respond to domestic, family and sexual violence in Queensland and improve the safety of Queensland women and girls.

The framework will be delivered concurrently with the Domestic and family violence prevention engagement and communication strategy 2016–2026 and Respectful relationships education in Queensland schools.

How we will measure success

Evaluation is critical to ensuring the Queensland Government is shifting community attitudes and behaviours about DFV and improving the safety of women and girls.

An evaluation framework is in development to set out how the government will assess the impact of the framework and its supporting initiatives, and will work in parallel with the Domestic, family and sexual violence system monitoring and evaluation framework.