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Domestic and family violence

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that domestic and family violence are not acceptable and must be prevented. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland supports the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland advocates 

  • the recognition that the right of women and children to be free from violence takes priority over the children having a meaningful relationship with each parent;
  • robust processes that met international best practice for the review of deaths due to domestic or family violence;
  • acknowledgement that people sometimes stay in abusive relationships and the implementation of assistance mechanisms to deal with this reality;
  • integrated community responses to domestic and family violence;
  • improvement of police, judicial and legislative responses to family violence; 
  • Early intervention and prevention approaches.
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Domestic Violence duty lawyer services for Queensland Courts

PDF icon Domestic Violence duty lawyer services for Queensland Courts
Community Legal Centres Queensland recommends the creation of a duty lawyer service offering information, legal advice, casework assistance and representation for vulnerable women who have matters before a Domestic Violence Court in Queensland.

Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 Factsheet [pdf]

PDF icon Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 Factsheet [pdf]
Factsheet providing information on the key changes to the Bill. The amendments will commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

DJAG Domestic and Family Violence

PDF icon DJAG Domestic and Family Violence
Department of Justice and Attorney-General: Domestic and Family Violence - Issue 2 First Quarter 2017