DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement

Betty Taylor, champion of victims/survivors of domestic family violence, shares her wisdom on reforming government & non-government responses

Betty Taylor CEO Red Rose Foundation

Betty Taylor CEO of Red Rose Foundation and long-term champion of victims/survivors of domestic family violence, shares her wisdom on reforming govt & NGO responses, insisting #QPS cannot undertake reform alone or without survivors voices.

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement

Julie Sarkozi, Women’s Legal Service Qld, reflects on evidence from the Commission of Inquiry into QPS response to Domestic Violence

In her address to the workshop Julie Sarkozi, the Practice Director from the Women’s Legal Service Qld, reflected on the evidence of Mark Ainsworth, former QPS Detective, to Commission of Inquiry into the Qld Police Service Response to Domestic Violence. That evidence was based on interviews with 51 current and former QPS officers. She then …


Geraldine Bilston explains why domestic violence survivor voices need to be heard in policy design and program delivery

This video captures the powerful voice of Geraldine Bilston, survivor of domestic family violence, talk about the need for active listening of professionals willing to act to be guided by victims’/survivor’s voices. She wants to see professionals and police find a way to work with and be guided by the lived experiences of victims/survivors to …

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture, Research, Sexual Violence

Breaking traditional police responses to domestic and sexual violence: What can be learnt from Argentina’s unique model?

Specialist DFV Police Station

By Alicia Gutierrez Brown A first-world country with a disgraceful domestic and family violence problem. A developing Latin American nation with a unique model for policing it. And, a world-first study by a multi-national team of university researchers, asking the question:   Can Argentina’s female-led police stations teach Australia and the western world how to better …


Coroner Bentley Finds that Doreen Langham’s killing by ex-partner was preventable if police did their job

In January this year Coroner Bentley gave me access to all the coronial files relating to the murder of Doreen Langham by her ex-partner. I submitted a report and later gave evidence at the Coronial Inquest on 9 March 2022. I concluded, as did the Coroner, that Ms Langham’s experience of the QPS as a …

Co-Responder Models, DomesticViolence, Gender Responsive Policing, Integrated Service Delivery

Should Australian States Trial Specialist Domestic Family Violence Police Stations?

After Coroner Bentley delivered her scathing findings of the police investigations into the murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children, as well as the murder of Doreen Langham by ex partner, she recommended that the State fund and trial specialist domestic violence police stations in Qld. Every party of the inquest into Doreen Langham, …

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture

Submissions to Inquiry into Culture of Qld Police Service responses to Domestic and Family Violence Open till 24 June 2022

The independent commission of inquiry into Queensland Police Service (QPS) responses to domestic and family violence is open for public submissions only till 24 June 2022. I understand they will consider the submissions previously made to the Women’s Safety and Justice Task force. Don’t let fear of reprisal or persecution stop you from making a …

DomesticViolence, Law Enforcement, Police Culture

Women’s Police Stations: innovations from the Global South Presentation 11   March   2022 A collaboration between Embassies of Brazil & Australia

Date of webinars: 27 April, 11 and 27 May, 10 June and 1st July/2022Time: 7am to 9am AESTPlace: Zoom App – click here to accessSpeakers: Brazilian and Australian expertsRegistration: click here to enroll With simultaneous translation Portuguese/EnglishPROGRAM | 10 June/2022 SeminarWomen’s Police Stations and police interventions: innovations from the Global South Speakers: Kerry Carrington (University …