News 2016-11-15T20:28:39+00:00

Happy New Year

We would like to wish our friends, frontline practitioners and stakeholders a happy and safe 2018. 

For those affected by violence and those who support those impacted, may we wish you courage and resilience in this new year.

We look forward to creating and sharing knowledge in a combined effort to make for a safer 2018.

In peace and kindest regards


January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Highlights of 2017

We invite you to enjoy an overview of our highlights from 2017; including flagship events, student projects, and ongoing research efforts.

Many thanks to our friends, frontline practitioners and stakeholders for their ongoing support!


December 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Merry Christmas

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research  would like to wish you and yours a

Merry Christmas and a bright, happy and safe New Year!

December 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Seasonal Service Hours

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research will close
Friday 22nd December and re-open Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

If you require emergency assistance, please call 000. 

Otherwise, if you have other enquiries related to domestic and family violence please call DVConnect on 1800 811 811.

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

QCDFVRe@der December 2017 is out now!

The latest edition of the QCDFVRe@der is now available via pdf or issuu.

Inside this issue you will find:

  • Director’s Report
  • Research Update
  • Education and Training Update
  • Hearing the Silence of Too Many Women with Physical Disability Living with Abuse/ Violence
  • Engaging and working with people who use violence – learnings from community initiatives
  • Queensland Gendered Violence Practitioner Forum at a glance
  • Forthcoming Events


Register for our next webinar ‘The Relationship between Gender and Coercive Control in the Context of Domestic and Family Violence’.

Expressions of interest for the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum Yarning Circles are open. Download an application form here or for further information about the working group visit the event page.

We wish you a safe and healthy festive season.

In peace and kindest regards


December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

15 years and still going strong!

CQUniversity’s Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) is set to celebrate its fifteenth birthday in style with a move to a new location.

QCDFVR now has a new “home” in a gracious heritage-listed building on CQUniversity’s Mackay City Campus, within the former Mackay Technical College.

The site has also historically housed the first state high school in Mackay. The new location will now be the permanent home to the nationally-recognised centre which has been creating and sharing knowledge related to domestic and family violence, since it was officially opened in 2002 by the then Minister for Education, The Hon. Anna Bligh MP.

The new premises will accommodate the centre Director as well as numerous research, education and support staff, and visiting national and international researchers.

View centre director, Associate Professor Annabel Taylor’s birthday announcement below.




November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

What if, for the next year, no women or girls faced diminished lives because of their gender?

Wouldn’t the world be a better place for all of us?

Each year the United Nations Secretary General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls upon governments, UN entities, civil society organisations and individuals across the world to raise awareness and create opportunities for discussion about gender-based violence.

The campaign known as 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates.

This year, the UNiTE campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence using the underlying theme “Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls”.  The theme reinforces the UNiTE campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for ALL women and girls, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others.

This is our time to join others globally to consciously embrace the notion of peace in our lives, and take action to improve the lives of women and girls.


For further information about 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and how you can be involved visit:

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November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Presentations (PDF) available for delegates, presenters and friends of QCDFVR

During the month of November the QCDFVR team travelled to Brisbane to host our inaugural ‘New ways of working: Queensland Gendered Violence Practitioner Forum’. The forum provided an opportunity for international and national keynote speakers to share their knowledge and practice wisdom and for Queensland based practitioners to share their tools for practice.

We are sincerely grateful for the support of our sponsors, partners and friends and in particular acknowledge the Organising Committee:

  • Ms Leona Berrie: WWILD
  • Ms Gabrielle Borggaard – DVAC
  • Paul Monsour – SPEAQ
  • Ms Linda-Ann Northey – WAVSS/ EVAWQ

Presentations can be found by visiting the past events page. Once on the page, you will need to click on the tab on the left hand side called ‘presentations’ and then click on the ‘title’ of the pdf you would like to view.

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Just in case you’re wondering…

The QCDFVR team is re-locating to a new office location.

Website and social media updates will resume on the 13th November.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience! 



October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Forum registration closes soon

Don’t miss out! Registration closes Wednesday 18th October

Join us in November at the Hilton Brisbane to hear from four renowned Keynote Speakers in the field of gendered violence and over 20 presenters in toolkit presentations.  Learn more about working with women, children, fathers and families in domestic, family and sexual violence practice at this great professional development opportunity. Here is a glimpse of our keynote speakers:

Working with Women | Lori Sudderth | Quinnipiac University

Working with Sexual Violence | Jackie Burke | Jackie Burke Psychology and Consulting

Working with Children/ Families | Carolyn Markey | UCCommunities, St Johns Grammar School & Dulwich Centre

Working with Fathers | Alan Jenkins | NADA Consulting

Registration: $750.00 pp

Student Registration: $600.00 pp

Download the flyer HERE
Register now HERE



October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

New webinar video available – When the internet becomes a weapon in DFV

“When the internet becomes a weapon in DFV – looking into the relationship between sexting, revenge porn and stalking” presented by Dr Marika Guggisberg is now available for viewing.

The internet is part of our daily lives and can be a great tool to assist victims of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). The purpose of this webinar is to inform about technology as an additional weapon within the context of IPV. It will assist in educating professionals and the general community on these new forms of DFV.

View the video HERE or on the Webinars page.

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Complimentary Registrations Available

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) acknowledges that workers in Queensland’s remote and regional communities, and those located in smaller services, may find accessing training and professional support difficult.

CQUniversity has made funding available to support 10 workers to attend the New ways of working: Queensland Gendered Violence Practitioner Forum to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 01st and Thursday 02nd November.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to receive a complimentary registration applicants must:

  1. Work in a service preventing/ responding to gendered violence
  2. Be able to demonstrate organisational commitment to/ support of their application

Please note: preference will be given to those who work in a Queensland service that:
-Is located in a very remote/ remote/ outer regional area and/ or
-Has fewer than five staff

Conditions of sponsorship
Applicants (or their organisations) are required to arrange and pay for their own travel and accommodation.
The Forum package includes morning/ afternoon teas and lunches on the 01st and 02nd November.  Payment for all other meals and refreshment is the responsibility of the applicant/ their organisation.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be assessed on merit and their relevance to preventing/ responding to domestic and family violence, particularly in remote/ rural/ regional Queensland and or enhancing capacity in smaller services.

Applications for complimentary registrations close Friday 13th October.
Successful applications advised no later than Friday 20th October.

Apply now by clicking on this LINK!

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research on 07 4940 3340.


October 4th, 2017|0 Comments