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Commitment to stopping domestic and family violence

In 2014, the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report was handed down by Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence to address the alarming number of incidents and deaths related to domestic and family violence in Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk accepted all 121 of the report’s recommendations for government.

As Queensland’s largest employer, the Queensland Government contributes towards ending domestic and family violence (DFV) by preventing violence, supporting employees experiencing domestic and family violence, and building a culture of respect and gender equity.

OIR is committed to stopping violence against women and is participating in the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program to further support our employees experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV).

View OIR’s Not Now, Not Ever pledge to end domestic violence (PDF, 816.7 KB).

As an agency, we are:

  • challenging the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to occur
  • enhancing the capability of our staff to recognise, prevent and respond to the issue of violence
  • encouraging individuals to take an active role in creating a positive and safe workplace
  • reviewing workplace policies and procedures that support victims of domestic violence.

The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation program accredits workplaces that promote respectful, safe and inclusive cultures by taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence. OIR aims meet the standard for accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace by November 2017.

What is violence against women?

Domestic and family violence is when a person intentionally uses violence, threats, force or intimidation to control or manipulate a family member, partner or former partner. DFV occurs regardless of class, age, ethnicity, race, sexuality, religion or disability. However, DFV disproportionately affects women with one in four Australian female workers having experienced DFV.

While DFV is often thought of as physical or sexual violence, it can take many other forms, such as:

  • psychological abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • financial abuse
  • social abuse
  • verbal abuse

Get support

If you believe you are or have previously experienced domestic or family violence, or you are concerned for someone who may currently being experiencing DFV, contact DV Connect.

Womensline
(24 hrs, 7 days)
1800 811 811
Mensline
(9 - 12 am, 7 days)
1800 600 636
Sexual Assault Line
(7.30 am - 11.30 pm, 7 days)
1800 010 120
Last updated
02 January 2018

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