Praise for premier’s domestic violence plan

DOMESTIC violence experts are elated with the State Government's plans to roll out all 140 recommendations put forward in Dame Quentin Bryce's Not Now, Not Ever report.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it would take time to put in place each recommendation but in the end the move could lead to major legal, social and cultural change.

Diane Mangan, the head of the state's only domestic violence hotline DVConnect, said it the announcement was a "massive" step forward in the war on terror at home.

"What it says to us is that the government is serious about challenging the entitlement of perpetrators," the DVConnect CEO said.

"It shows there's an awareness now and intolerance within the community toward domestic violence."

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research director Annabel Taylor said the government's response was "comprehensive and well thought out" but there was a long way to go.

"The government has to be in this for the long haul," the CQUni associate professor said.

"With (planned) public education campaign you can expect a significant increase in demand for support services." - APN NEWSDESK,

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