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Cash boost for family violence think tank

QUEENSLAND'S ongoing response to the domestic violence epidemic received a multi-million dollar boost yesterday.

The State Government is injecting $3.7 million into the CQUni-based Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research.

The five-year funding boost will allow the centre to focus on research underpinning the rollout of many of the 140 recommendations outlined in last year's Not Now, Not Ever report.

In August, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk committed her government to putting in place every one of the statewide domestic violence taskforce recommendations.

DV specific magistrates courts, respectful relationships courses in schools, more funding for support services and changes to the criminal code are already under way.

However, there are many other areas of the report that need in-depth research before they can be implemented successfully.

CDFVR director Annabel Taylor said the centre was keen to start moving on the research.

"We're going to be providing an evidence base for the initiatives that are flowing out of the report," the associate professor said.

Domestic and Family Violence Minister Shannon Fentiman made the funding announcement yesterday.

For 24-hour support, phone DVConnect on 1800 811 811 or Men's Line on 1800 600 636.

Topics:  domestic abuse, domestic violence, family violence



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