QUEENSLAND’S Domestic Violence Taskforce is encouraging Gold Coasters to share their story.
The special taskforce was exstablished by the Queensland Government to work out how to stop the escalating rates of domestic and family violence in the state.
In Queensland last year more than 64,000 incidents of domestic and family violence were reported and almost 13,000 breaches of domestic violence orders occurred.
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Former Governor-General of Australia, the Honourable Quentin Bryce chairs the taskforce, and said many people had already shared their experiences with her.
“I have seen and heard first-hand a great deal about the horrific and traumatic violence that destroys the lives of so many women and their families,” she said.
She said the taskforce is inviting individuals and organisations to share their story or make a formal submission.
If you would like to share your story, you will need to do so by October 20, 2014.
Visit the Taskforce website at www.qld.gov.au/dfvtaskforce for more details.