Queensland Law Society

Domestic violence research funding welcomed

Date 19 Feb 2016
Contact Tony Keim
Phone 07 3842 5835
Mobile 0488 433 884
Email t.keim@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society has welcomed new funding for the CQUniversity Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research.

Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, announced the funding allocation, along with two new postgraduate programs for legal professionals, at a press conference this morning in Brisbane.

Society president Bill Potts said that the work of the centre was consistent with Queensland Law Society’s commitment to the development of policies through evidence-based research.
 
“The work of the centre will provide the Government with the data needed to draft effective and workable legislation, and the postgraduate programs will allow lawyers to develop specialist skills in this area that fit in well with the Society’s mission of creating good law and good lawyers,” he said.
 
“It is obvious to anyone that the prevention of domestic violence is preferable to dealing with its aftermath, and the Society has long supported preventative measures over punitive.
 
“It is to be hoped that the centre will be able to establish strategies to help eradicate the blight of domestic violence from our social fabric.”
 
The new postgraduate programs are designed to provide domestic and family violence practice professionals with specialist research-based skills.