The National Plan
cites research that Indigenous women and girls are 35 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence related assaults than other Australian women and girls. At QCDFVR we are mindful of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and particularly of those in remote and regional areas. There are many services helping Indigenous communities to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault through working with victims and perpetrators. At QCDFVR we support these services through facilitating opportunities for workers from a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, and those who collaborate with them, to come together to share practice wisdom and build partnerships.