The Queensland Government is committed to creating a Queensland free from domestic and family violence (DFV), including our workplaces.
All Queensland Government departments have been awarded with White Ribbon Australia (WRA) workplace accreditation, becoming White Ribbon Workplaces, as of May 2019.
In September 2020, the Queensland Government renewed its commitment to WRA workplace accreditation with a new sector-wide agreement with Communicare.
WRA workplace accreditation recognises the Queensland Government’s commitment to prevent violence, support employees affected by DFV, and promote safe and respectful workplace cultures.
The Queensland Government firmly recognises that DFV is a workplace issue. It can affect the safety, wellbeing, productivity and performance of all employees—those experiencing violence, those using violence, carers and colleagues.
As Queensland’s largest employer, we know we can make a significant difference to how DFV is addressed at work.
We are proud of the steps we are taking to support our employees, and hope to empower them to stand up, speak out and strive to support equitable and respectful relationships. We all have a role to play in being part of this social change.
We will continue to lead the way for Queensland workplaces in modelling respectful, safe, supportive, inclusive and equitable workplace cultures, and implementing policies and programs to ensure employees affected by domestic and family violence receive the support they need.