We at the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, along with other churches, are taking a stance against the domestic violence epidemic present within the community.

The Queensland Government charged Dame Quentin Bryce with leading a Task Force to investigate domestic and family violence in Queensland. In February 2015, the Task Force submitted their report “Not Now Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland”.

The report which contains 140 recommendations within key themes have now been accepted in their entirety by the Queensland Government.

As a church we fully support the recommendations of the Task Force’s Report and we are adopting a stance that is best expressed by the following statement from the report about three key aspects which are the basis of the Task Force’s recommendations to bring about cultural and attitudinal change. They are:

  • Increasing awareness and reinforcing intolerance of domestic and family violence through education and engagement.

  • Preventing domestic and family violence by building respectful relationships.

  • Supporting victims/survivors of domestic and family violence by empowering the community to intervene and hold perpetrators to account.

Many organisations across our Archdiocese engage with families who are affected by domestic and family violence, and who can be part of an active response to domestic and family violence.

One of these organisations is Centacare Family & Relationships Service who offer assistance on a daily basis through the services they provide to people and families affected by domestic and family violence.

As a Christian community we are determined to have a united stance across our Archdiocese and we hope the resources contained within this website will assist those impacted by domestic and family violence.

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We are the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, stretching from the Queensland & New South Wales border, north to Gin Gin and west to Eidsvold and Gatton.  We, along with other churches are making a stance against domestic and family violence.


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