Read the Queensland Government’s past and current reports and publications on domestic and family violence (DFV) and how we are committed to putting an end to DFV and providing safe and respectful workplaces for all employees.
Driving change to support employees affected by DFV report
In 2016, the Queensland Public Service Commission released the Driving change to support Queensland Government employees affected by DFV workplace report , which demonstrates the government’s commitment to end DFV.
We also encourage local government, business, and non-government organisations to use the report as a resource, as it promotes how the workplace package can be adopted to suit the needs of their workplace.
Workplace package flagship evaluation report
In 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia was engaged by the Queensland Public Service Commission to complete an independent flagship evaluation of the Queensland Government’s workplace response to DFV, including the impact of the workplace support package on the Queensland public sector.
The Workplace response to DFV flagship evaluation report highlights the implementation progress of the workplace response across the Queensland public sector against the workplace-related commitments of the:
- Not Now, Not Ever taskforce report
- Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016–2026, and the
- broader domestic and family violence reform agenda.
Since the flagship evaluation report was completed, the Queensland Government announced its policy position that DFV leave can only be accessed by people who use or may use violence under very limited circumstances, for example:
- where it has been demonstrated by evidence that the employee is attending a recognised and authorised program
- when all other available leave has been exhausted.
Find out more about the Queensland Government’s workplace response and next steps to address DFV .