The Queensland Government has passed laws clarifying the definition of coercive control.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described coercive control as an intentional pattern of abusive behaviours that lie at the core of domestic and family violence.
Challenge DV is encouraged by the development and is optimistic it’ll lead to increased understanding of coercive control before it becomes an offense later in the year.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Keith Tracey-Patte said it’s vital that first responders, employers and the broader community is informed about coercive control and what it means.
"If you don’t know what coercive control looks like or how to react if someone at your work is impacted by it, Challenge DV can help."
"Our experienced and empathetic facilitators provide a range of small-group training sessions to empower your people to recognise, respond and refer in all domestic and family situations."
Please click here to find out more about new coercive control legislation.
Reach out to our team at any time if you’d like advice or support in understanding coercive control how it impacts the workplace.