Believe Queensland Women exists to make the lives of sexual violence survivors better by advocating for compassionate, trauma-informed policing and stronger consent laws.

We’re asking for your help to call on the Queensland Government to:

  1. Ensure that compassionate, trauma-informed police training be given appropriate resourcing; 
  2. Develop and publicly share a detailed action plan and concrete targets for training of Queensland Police Service staff; 
  3. Answer – What is the Queensland Government’s plan for ensuring sustainable, deep, long-term cultural change in the Queensland Police Service?
  4. Listen to public opinion and expert submissions to strengthen Queensland’s consent laws.
We are determined to maintain attention and effort on this issue.
We know that this is a complex issue which will take long, term, sustained effort to bring about cultural change.

Believe Queensland Women respectfully acknowledge the First Nations peoples. We acknowledge that Queensland was never ceded and embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s calls for truth telling and an indigenous voice to parliament. We acknowledge that past injustices and racism continue today with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland being more than three times as likely to be reported as a victim of sexual assault than non-Indigenous people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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