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Workshop Recordings: Enhancing the Policing and Integrated Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence


On 21 October 2022 a workshop was held as the final milestone of my ARC DP project, Preventing Gender Violence: Lessons from the Global South at the Moreton Bay Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The workshop bought together voices of survivors, experts, domestic and sexual violence leaders and Qld police with a common interest in improving integrated responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence. The timing is important as Qld leaps into the unknown territory of criminalising coercive control, in the wake of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into QLD police response to DFV, handed to the Minister this week 14 November.

An impressive array of speakers from United Nations Women, Women’s Legal Centre Qld, Red Rose Foundation, Sexual Assault Service Qld, QPS DFV Command, DVAC, Peggys Place and experts from the University of the Sunshine Coast spoke at the workshop.

To listen or watch the recorded presentations click on the highlighted links below. For the Welcome to the workshop from

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, click the video below.

Co-Location and Co-Responder Models of Responding to DFV & SV
Kathleen Turley and Amie Carrington
Domestic Violence Action Centre

QPS innovations in responding to DFV & SV
Assistant Inspector Melissa Dwyer
DFV Training Portfolio – Domestic Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Command (Qld Police Service)

How Multi-Disciplinary Specialist DFV Police Stations Respond to DFV & SV
Prof Kerry Carrington, Maria Puyol and Vanessa Ryan

Key Aspects of Best Practice for Police Responses to DF – based upon evidence from the Commission of Inquiry, research and experience
Julie Sarkozi
Practice Director (Law Reform & Education), Women’s Legal Service Brisbane

Enhancing Police Response to Survivors of Sexual Violence
Angela Lunch AM
CEO, Sexual Violence and DFV Prevention Advocate; Qld DFV Death Review and Advisory Board Member

NGO and Philanthropic Innovations in supporting survivors of Gender Violence
Fiona Worrell
CEO, Peggy’s Place

Gender Responsive Policing

Mirko Fernandez

Project Coordinator, Handbook on Gender-Responsive Policing at United Nations Women

Survivors’ Voices – What do they think?

Geraldine Bilston, Domestic Violence Survivors Advocate, Victoria

Closing remarks: Where to now?
Betty Taylor
CEO, Red Rose Foundation

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