Domestic violence leave for public servants

QUEENSLAND public servants will be able to access "special leave" to get legal, medical and other help in dealing with domestic violence.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the new measures at a White Ribbon breakfast in Brisbane on Wednesday morning.

She said her government was taking a leading role in implementing the special leave program and hoped other businesses would follow.

Public sector workers will have a minimum of 10 days of special leave available.

Ms Palaszczuk said the ongoing scourge of domestic violence, and women dying at the hands of their partners, should infuriate all Australians.

"As premier these awful events … fill me with frustration and anger. But also with deep resolve," she said.

"We need to change the way we treat each other.

"We need a cultural change."

Ms Palaszczuk also announced former Queensland Governor Quentin Bryce would chair a new domestic violence implementation committee.

- APN NEWSDESK



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