Queensland to crack down on family violence

Queensland to crack down on family violence

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to crack down on domestic and family violence, following a spate of violent attacks in recent days.

Yesterday, a woman died after being shot in the head by her former partner in broad daylight in a Gold Coast fast food restaurant.

It occurred just hours after a Gold Coast mother died in hospital, after her car was rammed off the road by her former partner, before he allegedly bashed her to death.

On Monday, a Queensland father was charged with the murder and attempted murder of his two daughters, aged six and eight.

Ms Palaszczuk has announced she will fast track tougher family violence legislation through parliament.

The new legislation was prompted by a domestic violence taskforce report given to the government in February, which included 140 recommendations for new measures.

“My government has said that we will adopt all of those recommendations and we will now look at what elements of that report that we can fast track,” she said.

“What we’ve just seen over the last few days is atrocious, it’s horrific, it’s been absolutely vicious, and it’s had horrible consequences.”

She has also committed to increasing funding to DV Connect, and organisation which provides support to domestic violence victims.

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