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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Federal Government
Location:Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence was formed in December 1998 at the request of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women by the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy. The Task Force was made up of 50 members representing communities throughout Queensland. The Task Force investigated violence against women, children and families in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and consulted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people all over Queensland, in towns, cities, remote settlements and islands. The Report of the Task Force, which was tabled in Queensland Parliament on the 2 December 1999, made 123 recommendations on ways to reduce violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and ways to address underlying social, spiritual and economic disadvantage.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
  • Event
  • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence Report
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Towards a Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ten Year Partnership 2000-2011

  • References

    Report
    Queensland Government (2000) Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
    Queensland Government (2002) Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence (2000) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Task Force on Violence Report

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