News

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




Magistrate sends man's 'serious' sex act case to district court

FILE PHOTO: Gladstone Courthouse, Yarroon St.

Sex intruder case 'serious', goes to District Court

Busy Gladstone facility to receive $3m revamp

Community and youth development officer Bec Frost is really happy about the new funding for the PCYC. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

The expansion will boost jobs too, with a "locals first” focus.

Bail refused for man accused of having 7.6g ice in car

FILE PHOTO: A drug analysis has yet to be completed but Gladstone man David Johnson has been charged with having 7.6g of ice.

Bail refused for fencer after police find ice in his car

Latest deals and offers

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Gladstone landlords in trouble with Bechtel job losses

"If a big project was announced tomorrow I wouldn't want to see it"