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    Government response to the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce report

    The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce (the Taskforce) was appointed by the Premier and Minister for Trade in February 2018. The 16-member Taskforce was established to develop a proposed framework to address cyberbullying of children and young people in Queensland and to recommend community and government action.

    On 14 September 2018, the Chair of the Taskforce, Madonna King, provided the final report, Adjust our Settings: A community approach to address cyberbullying among children and young people in Queensland (PDF, 2.73MB), to the Premier and Minister for Trade.

    The Premier and Minister for Trade acknowledges the efforts of the Taskforce to develop its report and recommendations, including extensive consultation across Queensland with young people, teachers, parents, experts and organisations.

    The Queensland Government response (PDF, 1.73MB) was released by the Premier and Minister for Trade on 15 October 2018. The Queensland Government has accepted or accepted in principle all 29 recommendations made by the Taskforce.

    In February 2019, the Premier established the independent Anti-cyberbullying Advisory Committee to provide advice to government on the implementation of the recommendations from Adjust our Settings. The Committee has met three time since it’s inception—27 February, 29 March, and 26 June 2019. Initiatives the Committee has so far provided advice on include:

    • the Tackle Cyberbullying Grants program
    • development of the anti-cyberbullying education and awareness campaign
    • consideration of the evaluation of the implementation of the recommendations from the Anti-cyberbullying Taskforce Report, Adjust our Settings
    • updating policies and process in educational settings.

    On Tuesday 30 April 2019, the Implementing the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report - April 2019 progress report (PDF, 10MB) was tabled in Parliament.

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    Last updated:
    22 July, 2019
    Last reviewed:
    15 October, 2018