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Independent Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service responses to domestic and family violence

In response to the recommendations outlined by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce report, ‘Hear her voice, an independent Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service responses to domestic and family violence has been established.

The government’s response to the Taskforce report includes supporting the recommendation to establish a Commission of Inquiry to ensure full public confidence in the ability of our police to protect victims and to hold perpetrators to account.

The Commission of Inquiry will examine:

  • whether there is, and if so, the extent and nature of, any cultural issues within the Queensland Police Service that negatively affects police investigations of domestic and family violence
  • if there are any cultural issues, whether these cultural issues have contributed to the overrepresentation of First Nations people in the criminal justice system
  • the capability, capacity and structure of the Queensland Police Service to respond to domestic and family violence, and
  • the adequacy of the current conduct and complaints handling processes against police officers.

Public submissions to the Commission have now closed. Further enquiries can be sent emailed to enquiries@qpsdfvinquiry.qld.gov.au.

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The Inquiry will run for four months, with a final report due by 4 October 2022.