The Queensland government will establish an independent taskforce to consult on coercive control legislation.

Coercive control is a form of non-physical domestic and family violence. It includes such behaviours as controlling what someone wears, limiting access to money, tracking someone’s location, controlling who they see and persistent texting, and it can lead to physical violence.

Legislation against coercive control has been introduced in places like the UK, and we made an election commitment that Queensland would also have legislation in place to better protect victims.

Later today, the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP will announce the appointment of an eminent person who will chair the taskforce.