The impact of the “Not Now, Not Ever” recommendations on police-reported domestic violence in Queensland, Australia

Tarah Hodgkinson, Bridget Harris

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In 2014, a taskforce was assembled to address increasing rates of domestic violence in Queensland, Australia. The Not Now, Not Ever report outlines a strategy to address domestic violence through 121 recommendations. This plan for reform resulted in a series of changes, particularly for agencies such as the Queensland Police Service (QPS). This study examines the impact of the recommendations on police-recorded domestic violence incidents in the state. Findings indicate that the changes resulted in an initial significant increase, followed by a significant decreasing trend in police-recorded incidents. However, this impact is not experienced equally across regions and districts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3703-3725
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • commission
  • domestic violence
  • Queensland
  • regional
  • rural

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