Corporate and community leaders to unite against domestic and family violence


Queensland’s business and community sectors will present a united front against domestic and family violence later this month at the Palaszczuk Government’s Not Now, Not Ever. Together Breakfast.

One month on from the delivery of all 140 recommendations of the landmark Not Now, Not Ever report, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the event would encourage organisations outside Government to commit to actions and spread a message of zero tolerance for violence and abuse.

“We’ve brought the issue out behind closed doors, committed a record $328.9 million on actions and we’re leading the nation in our fight to end domestic and family violence,” the Premier said.

“Although significant progress has been made since 2015, we recognise domestic and family violence continues to be a pervasive issue in Queensland and there is much work still to do.

“Our Not Now, Not Ever. Together initiative is shedding light on the path forward, promoting the need for inclusive partnerships and grassroots action to deliver lasting change.

“The breakfast will mark the beginning of a new chapter in our reform agenda, acknowledging the importance of corporate and community-led responses and I encourage people to come along and be part of the solution.”

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said she was looking forward to hearing positive action out of the breakfast.

“Guided by our 10-year Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy and with oversight from the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council, the Palaszczuk Government has introduced laws, initiatives and infrastructure to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence,” Minister Farmer said.

"It's encouraging to see the growing awareness and action within the corporate and community sectors to address domestic and family violence, and I look forward to seeing this continue.

"These sectors have an immense ability to reach everyday Queenslanders and drive real change.

 “I look forward to sharing our nation-leading efforts to end domestic and family violence, highlighting the actions identified in our Strategy’s Third Action Plan 2019-20 to 2021-22.”

Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Plaza Ballroom, attendees will hear from business, industry and community leaders as they reflect on domestic and family violence awareness and prevention in the workplace.

ABC News Queensland journalist Matt Wordsworth will MC the event and lead a panel discussion featuring AFL Queensland CEO Dean Warren, Mayor of Mackay Regional Council, Cr Greg Williamson and Rio Tinto Chief Advisor – Social and Stakeholder Engagement Rachel Durdin.

Proceeds raised with the sale of tickets will benefit the work of DVConnect and R4Respect – two Queensland organisations providing early education and support to those affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the Queensland Government’s Not Now, Not Ever. Together Breakfast, Friday 22 November please visit:

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

Business Business & Economy Familes Health & Wellness Law & Safety Political Queensland Government

Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade :
PO Box 15185, City East, Queensland 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3224 4500
Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
State gives green light to pursuing Games opportunity 09 December 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government will pursue hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, if all levels of government get behind the State’s efforts and provide appropriate financial support. More information...
Palaszczuk Government announces landmark plan to protect koalas 08 December 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government is moving to protect koalas in South East Queensland with new plans announced today to increase the protection of more than half a million hectares of land through a landmark new koala... More information...
Historic celebration for Maryborough as Downer marks 150 years 06 December 2019 | Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has paid tribute to the staying power of Maryborough’s Downer over its 150 year rail history, with her government today signing an agreement that commits to a $300 million pipeline... More information...
Opposition Leader yet to apologise for LNP's racist slur 04 December 2019 | It’s been more than 24 hours since an LNP branch posted a racist video and the opposition leader is yet to apologise. More information...
Power source strengthened for Maryborough munitions factory 04 December 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government is investing $9 million to upgrade energy supply and connection for a soon-to-be-built shell forging plant in Maryborough, supporting industrial growth in the region. More information...
Surf safety funding boost this summer 04 December 2019 | The Palaszczuk Government has boosted funding for surf safety ahead of the busy summer school holiday period. More information...
Women bring the WOW factor to Queensland Festival 02 December 2019 | Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former Governor General Quentin Bryce and singer and performer Christine Anu will be among high-profile participants of WOW Australia 2020 Festival announced in... More information...
Premier launches The Smith Family 2019 Christmas Appeal 02 December 2019 | With less than one month until Christmas, the Premier has urged Queenslanders to help those less fortunate this festive season by donating to The Smith Family’s 2019 Christmas Appeal. More information...
Palaszczuk Government delivers confidence for Queensland tradies and business 29 November 2019 | Queensland tradies are set to secure the strongest payment protections in the nation’s history as the Palaszczuk Government announces its response to two independent reports into its building industry fairness... More information...
Queensland's government-owned power companies working for Queenslanders 29 November 2019 | A new report has found that the Palaszczuk Government’s Powering Queensland and Affordable Energy Plans are working and delivering more stability and lower prices for Queenslanders. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service