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Recognise, Respond, Refer program contributes to National Plan vision 

This week the Australian Government, together with state and territory governments, released the ‘National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032’ to end gender-based violence within 1 generation.  

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is a multi-layered health and wellbeing issue that has long been a priority for Brisbane South PHN. Our groundbreaking Recognise, Respond, Refer (RRR) program supports general practices working in primary care, which directly contributes to the vision of this plan through early intervention, meaningful responses and recovery for people experiencing DFV. 

Over the past 4 years, our work to train primary health care workers, facilitate partnerships with social services and engage all levels of government resulted in our RRR program being expanded nationally.

The challenges we face to address DFV are huge, but we are proud to play a key part in a system-wide response to DFV that saves lives.  

Find out more

To read the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032, visit The National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 is now available | Department of Social Services, Australian Government ( 

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