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As a result of the 2020 Queensland Government elections, this department has undergone a machinery of government. Read more about the new Ministerial portfolios and departmental Directors-General.

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Women on boards

As part of a suite of initiatives under the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21, the Queensland Government has set gender equity targets for Queensland Government bodies to be achieved by 2020

Having gender diversity on boards provides economic and social benefits for Queensland. To realise these benefits the Queensland Government cannot do this alone.

Whilst the resources have been developed to help facilitate the achievement of Government targets, private, and non-government sectors are also encouraged to lead the way and become real game changers, taking action to drive change.

Please see Women on Boards initiative for a series of resources which have been developed to assist you..

White Ribbon Workplace

The department is committed to ensuring our employees work in a safe and healthy environment, and that is why we participated in the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program. We achieved accreditation on 20 May 2019.

The department’s aim is to create a community where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.

The department’s Executive Leadership Team has shown its commitment towards ending domestic violence by signing the White Ribbon pledge to stand up, speak out and act.

The Queensland Government now has a new online portal to support Queenslanders experiencing or impacted by domestic and family violence. It is a single site where you can access information from a range of Queensland Government agencies.

The site caters for people with a range of needs and individual circumstances including women with children, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD backgrounds, from rural and regional communities and people in LGBTIQ relationships to access support. It will also be a great resource for friends, family and bystanders who are looking for information on how to support a loved one, friend or colleague. You can access the new web service at

Last updated: 17 Aug 2022