Publications

Legislation Explained: The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

This booklet produced by the Queensland Government explains the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and provides information about how to access protection by applying for a domestic violence order using the Act.

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The Cycle of Violence

The cycle of violence theory explains how and why the behaviour of a person who commits domestic and family violence may change so dramatically over time. It also provides an understanding to why the person affected by domestic and family violence continues to face a violent situation.

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The Power and Control Wheel

The Power and Control Wheel was developed from the experience of women in Duluth, USA who had been abused by their male partners. It has been translated into over 40 languages and has resonated with the experience of women who have been in domestic violence relationships world-wide.

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Brisbane Domestic Violence Service factsheet

The goal of BDVS is to support any adult or child to reach a stage where they are safe and free from fear of domestic and family violence. We provide a range of services, including information and referral, crisis support, practical assistance, advocacy, and counselling and emotional support.

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Queer without Fear – LGBTI Domestic and Family violence and its Impacts

Domestic and family violence occurs at similar rates in the LGBTIQ community as it does in the broader community, but is hidden. This resource aims to assist both community members experiencing domestic and family violence as well as the people who are supporting them.

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National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010‐2022

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010‐2022 brings together the efforts of governments across the nation to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women.

It is the first plan to look to the long term, building respectful relationships and working to increase gender equality to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. It is the first to focus on holding perpetrators accountable and encourage behaviour change.

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16 Days of Activism 2012: During the '16 Days of Activism' campaign in December 2012, BDVS held a community event to encourage people to stand up against domestic and family violence.