The Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program in partnership with the Queensland Government will host a public forum to discuss the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board’s foundation year findings on Tuesday, May 8.

The Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Leader of the House will open the forum.

Chaired by the State Coroner, the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Board examines domestic and family violence deaths in Queensland.Between 2006 to 2017, 263 women, men and children were killed by a family member or a current or former intimate partner.

The forum will examine key themes and and issues discovered by the Board throughout its review of these deaths as well as recommendations to prevent further fatalities.

Professor Paul Mazerolle

“Domestic and family violence deaths have far-reaching impacts on families, first responders and other service providers, and the community more broadly,’’ says Professor Paul Mazerolle, Director, Violence Research and Prevention Program.

“By harnessing the collective capabilities of researchers, government agencies, and the community sector, we can strengthen our efforts to prevent domestic and family violence in Queensland.

“We support the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board’s commitment to identifying system failures, gaps or issues and making recommendations to improve practices and procedures that aim to prevent future deaths.

“Through the Violence Research and Prevention Program’s ongoing research into intimate partner homicide, we will continue to contribute to this goal.”

The forum will be held at Griffith University’s South Bank campus from 4pm-6pm.