Below are snippets and links to articles from a number of sources, to start the new year off with.
QUEENSLAND’S FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE
(snippet from the Office of Women newsletter dated 7th January 2020)
The Queensland Government has released its first framework for tackling sexual violence in the state: Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence (the Framework).
The Framework outlines the Government’s overall approach to sexual violence prevention and response. Three key priority areas have been identified: prevention, support and healing, and accountability and justice.
The Framework builds on the Queensland Government’s Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21, the Queensland Violence against Women Prevention Plan 2016–22, and the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016–2026.
Previous government commitments, such as those relating to the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have also been considered.
NEWS FROM COTA QUEENSLAND
(snippets from their December 2019 e-newsletter)
Spotlight on Health
There has been a great deal happening lately in regard to the health of all of us as we age in Queensland, including the Australian Department of Health releasing its plan for the next 3-10 years in the key areas of mental health, primary care, hospitals, preventive health and medical research. In Queensland, you may have also seen the Activate! Queensland strategy, a ten-year plan to improve the health of Queenslanders through physical activity and Healthy Ageing: A Strategy for Older Queenslanders. A number of Primary Health Networks and Hospital and Health Services are also developing their plans for the coming years.
For more information go to https://cotaqld.org.au/2019/12/spotlight-on-healthy-futures/
Guiding Action on Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Action Australia has introduced a new national knowledge hub Compass, assisting people to navigate elder abuse in Australia. The aim of the hub is to create a national focus on elder abuse by raising awareness of this growing social issue and to simplify the process of connecting people to services and support.
With more content, functionality and resources to come we encourage you to explore, search and discover the action you can take to end abuse.
You can share your thoughts on changes and improvements you would like to see by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Likewise if you have resources or stories you would like to share.
*Please note Compass is not a service provider however the Support Directory and 1800 ELDERHelp (1800 535 3740) will link to services in your area.