The Zonta Club of Brisbane congratulates member the Honourable Margaret McMurdo and the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on all their recommendations from the first report ‘Hear Her Voice’ handed down in December being accepted by the Queensland Government. The historic announcement of a $363 million package of reforms includes legislating against coercive control, a Commission of Inquiry into how the Queensland Police Service responds to domestic and family violence, expansion and increased support of DFV Courts, a special strategy for First Nations communities, a co-responder model between police and DV services and increased respectful relationships education to all Queensland children and young people. 

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo spoke to the Zonta Club of Brisbane in April about the work of the taskforce and the many hours of testimony heard over the past months across the state which helped inform the report. The Government also announced Judge Deborah Richards to lead a Commission of Inquiry to examine Queensland Police Service responses to domestic and family violence.

As part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month we will be posting to our social media sites information on how to help women find help and also what can be done to stop violence against women. Make sure you follow Zonta Club of Brisbane Facebook and Instagram.

The final Taskforce report is due by the end of June and more details about the recommendations to be actioned are here. 

Photo: Zonta President 2020-22 Gwendolen Jull and the Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC.