Report

Changing the sentence: overseeing Queensland’s youth justice reforms

In June 2019, the Director-General of the Department of Youth Justice asked the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to help monitor initiatives linked to recent youth justice reforms and to examine options for future investments. This report is the outcome of that request.
Report

Court appearances via video link for young people in detention in Queensland

This research identifies strategies to improve current video-link processes and changes to protocols needed to minimise the risk of adverse outcomes for the children appearing via this technology.
Journal article

Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study

This article aims to identify key elements of culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment and planning, and provide recommendations for strengthening capacity in this area.
Report

A new National Disability Strategy: report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagements

This report intends to provide a synopsis of the consultations with First Nations peoples living with disabilities in remote locations in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit year in review 2019–20

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals for older people and those who witness or suspect the abuse or neglect of an older person. This report outlines data collected during the 2019–20 financial year.
Report

“It’s different in the country” supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This report assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors, including generic and specialist levels of care, that are required for successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.
Report

Smart solutions to supercharge Qld

The Queensland government is cutting greenhouse gas emissions and capitalising on Australia’s renewable energy boom and growing clean industries. This report outlines initiatives that would be transformational for the state, and also make a tangible improvement to the lives of everyday Queenslanders.
Report

Sentencing for child homicide offences: assessing public opinion using a focus group approach

Public opinion about sentencing is notoriously difficult to assess. Building on the existing literature on public attitudes to the criminal justice system, this study aims to explore community views on this issue using a focus group methodology.
Report

K’gari (Fraser Island) Bushfire Review

This review focused on preparedness and response to the K’gari bushfire event. The review makes a number of recommendations to address opportunities for improvement related to enhancing the management and protection of world heritage and cultural values.
Evaluation

Respectful relationships education to prevent gender-based violence

The focus of the Respectful Relationships Education in Primary Schools pilot was on implementing and evaluating a whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships education in primary schools, focusing on Years 1 and 2 (students aged five to seven years) in particular. This report is the final...