The Queensland Government has made significant progress on implementing the reform program set out by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce (the Taskforce) in its reports Hear her voice – Report One – Addressing coercive control and domestic and family violence in Queensland and Hear her voice – Report Two – Women and girls’ experiences across the criminal justice system.
Taskforce Reform annual reports
The Taskforce Reform annual reports provide updates on the progress being made to deliver the Queensland Government response to the Taskforce recommendations. If you have questions about the reports please email PMOOWVP@justice.qld.gov.au.
Annual report 2022–23
Read the Women’s Safety and Justice Reform annual report 2022–23 to discover progress made to deliver on commitments made to address the Taskforce recommendations. In future years—as progress further develops—the annual report will include a comprehensive update for each recommendation from both reports. Find below a brief summary of the information contained in the report.
Progress on Report One recommendations
The Queensland Government response focused on 9 key themes to be implemented over 4 years to bring about systemic and cultural change in responding to violence against women and children. The Taskforce recommended a staged approach to implementation and the government is delivering the reforms aligned to this.
Considerable progress has been achieved in the first year of implementation. As at May 2023, 24 recommendations have been delivered, with a further 56 commenced, and 9 scheduled to commence at a later phase of implementation (or are dependent on another recommendation being delivered first).
Progress on Report Two recommendations
Report Two from the Taskforce shone a light on the experiences of victim-survivors of sexual violence and women and girls in the criminal justice system in Queensland. Steady progress has been made in implementing priority initiatives of the government response to the Taskforce’s second report to improve support for victim-survivors of sexual violence and women and girls in the criminal justice system.
A large proportion of the response to Report Two is commencing implementation in 2023–24. We will continue to build on the work achieved to date, and improve support for victim-survivors of sexual violence and women and girls in the criminal justice system in Queensland.