A review of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act – A submission by the One in Three campaign

Queensland’s discrimination law is thirty years old. In May 2021, the Attorney-General asked the Queensland Human Rights Commission to undertake a review of the Anti-Discrimination Act. The review presented a valuable opportunity to make sure the law is keeping up to date with the changing needs of our society. The Commission was asked to look at whether our anti-discrimination law protects and promotes equality and non-discrimination to the greatest extent possible. … Continue reading A review of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act – A submission by the One in Three campaign

The Queensland government again demonstrates its ‘why bother with men?’ attitude

Their ABC presented us with a telling headline yesterday (29 April 2021): ‘Queensland’s domestic violence taskforce head wants to hear women’s stories of reporting abuse‘ (Source) It began with “The head of a Queensland domestic violence and justice taskforce says women’s experiences reporting abuse to police will be looked at as part of the wide-ranging … Continue reading The Queensland government again demonstrates its ‘why bother with men?’ attitude

Queensland LNP offers up failed measures to address domestic violence

In another post I described the feminist-driven non-event that is the Queensland Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence. Now with an election just weeks away we have seen domestic violence policies released firstly by One Nation and then yesterday by the Liberal National Party. The Liberal National Party has offered up nothing new or different, … Continue reading Queensland LNP offers up failed measures to address domestic violence

Queensland Government continues to ignore male victims of domestic violence

In October 2015 the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, was quoted as saying that more should be done for male victims of domestic violence. At the time I wondered if this was mere lip service to test the PR waters … or was there actually something tangible in the pipeline? Many people, including myself, earnestly hoped for … Continue reading Queensland Government continues to ignore male victims of domestic violence

Minister Fentiman’s response to my concerns regarding the ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland’ report

My submission to the Queensland Premier’s Taskforce inquiry can be found here, and my response to the Taskforce’s subsequent report can be found here. There was no formal public review process for considering feedback in relation to the final report and the Task Force Secretariat has been disbanded. As far I am aware the report’s … Continue reading Minister Fentiman’s response to my concerns regarding the ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland’ report

My response to the report of the Queensland Task Force on Family Violence

Ms. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts Dear Premier As you are aware, the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence released its report entitled ‘Not Now Not Ever’ on 28 February 2015. I am one of many people who earlier contributed a submission for consideration by the Task Force. I have now reviewed … Continue reading My response to the report of the Queensland Task Force on Family Violence

My submission to the Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland

A submission to the Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland Introduction Thank you for according me the opportunity to contribute my ideas in relation to this pressing social concern. My submission touches on all six elements of the Task Force’s Terms of Reference, but with perhaps a slightly stronger emphasis on: … Continue reading My submission to the Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland

In Australia is it legally permissible to charge feminists a higher price, i.e. a surcharge?

In another post I wrote about the so-called ‘Pink Tax’. In this post I wanted to talk about an idea I have – for – let’s call it a ‘Purple Tax’. Today I sent an email today to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading: “Good morning, I have just a quick query to submit if … Continue reading In Australia is it legally permissible to charge feminists a higher price, i.e. a surcharge?

Jobs for the girls

This is a job description that appeared in the Queensland Government’s website for vacant employment positions in December 2021. You might well ask, ‘are there any equivalent positions available in relation to the prevention of violence against men and boys?’. Dream on! Principal Program Officer, Justice and Attorney-General, Office for Women and Violence Prevention The … Continue reading Jobs for the girls

Acknowledging domestic violence in indigenous communities is racist. And so is failure to acknowledge it

This line has cropped up before but this latest incantation began with a discussion on the Australian TV show ‘Studio 10’. In this particular episode Ms Yumi Stynes declared a woman on the panel to be racist. Kindly refer to this article for some background. Yumi has already had her recent share of progressive infamy … Continue reading Acknowledging domestic violence in indigenous communities is racist. And so is failure to acknowledge it