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Amie standing outside in dappled sunlight with greenery behind her.
Caroline Kovac, Ipswich First | March 6, 2021 As International Women’s Day approaches on Monday 8 March, two local women are busy making a difference to the lives of both women and girls in Ipswich. International Women’s Day is a topic close to both women’s hearts, Rebecca Sullivan working as […]

International Women’s Day 2021

DVAC Poster Competition Would you like to win $100? Are you 17 years old or younger or do you know a young person who might be interested? Are you feeling creative? Do you know your rights as a young person? DVAC invites young people (17 and younger) to participate in […]

DVAC Poster Competition

Graph depicting Prevalence of domestic violence experienced by respondents in the last three months
Australian Institute of Criminology: Statistical Bulletin 28 | July 2020 Abstract | This paper presents the findings from an online survey of 15,000 Australian women about their experience of domestic violence during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the three months prior to the survey, conducted in May […]

The prevalence of domestic violence among women during the COVID-19 ...

Three figures - two adult and one child in between - in front of tree with DVAC below
The Queensland Times | 25 May 2020 COVID-19 has meant we’ve all been spending a bit more time at home than we’d like. While we are all getting sick of being shut indoors, home is supposed to be a place of comfort and safety. For victims of domestic violence, it […]

Worrying trend DV service is seeing during COVID-19

Amie Carrington
The Chronicle | 7 May 2020 THE new CEO of the Darling Downs region’s domestic violence service provider says she wants to make help more accessible for women in remote and rural locations. Amie Carrington has replaced predecessor Gabrielle Borggaard as the head of the Domestic Violence Action Centre, which […]

New DV service CEO lays out vision for Toowoomba region

Amie Carrington
Good evening. I am Amie Carrington, The CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Centre and it is my privilege to speak today and to join you to remember those who have been killed due to domestic and family violence. I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of […]

2020 Remembrance Day Speech