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Qld co-hosts domestic violence summit

AAP logoAAP 27/10/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will highlight the "incredible work" of the state's specialist domestic and family violence court at a national summit.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will join state and territory leaders and stakeholders at the domestic violence-focused Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting being held in Brisbane on Friday.

Ms Palaszczuk said the event would help keep the national spotlight on the issue.

"I think the opportunity here is to learn what other states are doing," she told ABC radio ahead of the meeting.

"I want to showcase, here in Queensland, how our specialist domestic family violence court is doing incredible work on the Gold Coast.

"If other states could look at adopting that, that would be fantastic, but I also want to learn from the other states as well what's working well there and what can we do to improve our services here."

The meeting comes on the same week child safety figures for the June quarter showed a 13 per cent increase in the number of families coming into the system with domestic violence problems compared to nine years ago.

The state's Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said she would outline the statistics with Ms Palaszczuk at the COAG meeting.

"We know that the long-term impacts of domestic and family violence on children is huge and we do need to be more focused on how we can better protect women and children," Ms Fentiman said.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

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