ED doctors report rise in domestic violence cases

Service providers in Queensland are reporting a dramatic increase in the brutality and severity of attacks on women and children

Increased financial stress, higher alcohol consumption and being forced to stay home has created a perfect storm for a surge in domestic and family violence, Queensland officials say.

Magistrates have been inundated with cases of domestic and family violence in their courtrooms, and paramedics are getting more calls for help.

The crisis has pushed the state government to hold an online domestic violence summit on Wednesday, with