Associate Professor Annabel Taylor Director, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Photo contributed.
Associate Professor Annabel Taylor Director, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Photo contributed. Photo contributed ROK270315taylo

University academic backs our Terror At Home campaign

A CQUNIVERSITY academic has backed The Morning Bulletin and APN's campaign to end domestic and family violence.

Associate Professor Annabel Taylor, director of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research at CQUniversity Mackay, said a whole community response was essential.

"It is good to see communities becoming involved and wanting to make a difference with domestic and family violence," she said.

Dr Taylor said a state-wide strategy with planned approaches to introducing legal reforms and public education campaigns was also needed.

"Such a strategy could well follow the public health approach that was taken to cigarette smoking where coordinated, community-based and government initiatives worked together to introduce changes in behaviour," she said.

"The anti-smoking campaign demonstrates what can be achieved.

"Reducing domestic and family violence will require a linked whole of government and whole of community response until it finally becomes unacceptable for anyone to think that it is okay to use violence or coercion to control others."



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