The LNP is calling for urgent action from the Palaszczuk Labor Government, following distressing new figures relating to domestic violence in Queensland.
Data released by Queensland Police revealed breaches to domestic violence orders have reached a record high.
In the past 12 months there have been 27,698 breaches across the state.
That’s an increase of 7.4% or 1,918 cases.
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Stephen Bennett MP was on the Gold Coast today to visit ‘Friends with Dignity’ – a national not-for-profit organisation that aids domestic and family violence victims.
Mr Bennett said these figures are remarkably sad.
“It’s tragic, absolutely tragic,” he added.
“Something has clearly gone terribly wrong when breaches of DV protection orders continue to rise this fast.
“I am calling on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to finally take action on domestic, family and sexual violence.
“Delaying action is making the situation worse, while child safety and sexual violence continues to plague Queenslanders every day.
“The LNP has a strong track-record in addressing family and domestic violence.
“Labor’s plan clearly isn’t working properly.
“They need to lift their game and fast – Queenslanders desperately need some leadership.”
Region breakdown (January 2018-January 2019)
- Gold Coast – 2,440 breaches (up 6.5% - 148 more breaches)
- Ipswich – 1,561 breaches (up 7.5% - 109 more breaches)
- Far North – 2,698 breaches (up 6.8% - 172 more breaches)
- Sunshine Coast – 1,219 breaches (up 9.8% - 109 more breaches)
- Wide Bay – 1,840 breaches (up 7.5% - 128 more breaches)
• The LNP established the domestic violence taskforce that produced the Not Now, Not Ever report
• The LNP introduced the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Act 2012
• The LNP committed $49 million over five years in specialist domestic and family violence services