Queensland premier Anastacia Palaszczuk has this week introduced new legislation into parliament to tackle rising rates of domestic violence. The proposed laws includes special witness measures, increased penalties for Domestic Violence Offences, and the establishment of an independent Death Review Board. We spoke to the director for the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Annabel Taylor, about this topic. If you, or someone you know, are suffering from domestic abuse or violence, you can phone the national helpline 1800 Respect, on 1800 737 732, or go to their website, 1800respect.org.au.
This was an assessment piece for the University of Queensland whereby students were to source several different stories on a topic, and edit them into a cohesive article. I claim no credit for the text. The chairman of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse says more than 5,000 people are expected to share their experiences with the commission.