The Commission of Inquiry

Public hearing

The Commission will sit for public hearings at 10am on 5, 6 and 7 October.

The hearings will be held in Courtoom 34 of the Brisbane Magistrates Court and will be livestreamed from this website.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll will be re-called to give further evidence on Wednesday 5 October 2022 following her initial appearance on 18 August 2022. Mr Ian Leavers, Queensland Police Union of Employees President, will be called to give evidence on Friday 7 October 2022.

On 10 May 2022, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced an independent Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service responses to domestic and family violence as recommended by the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce report, ‘Hear her voice’.

Also on 10 May 2022, the Government provided its response to the report including supporting recommendation 2, 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. Read the response to the recommendations.

Her Honour Judge Deborah Richards has been appointed as the Commissioner for the Inquiry.

On 1 September 2022, the Commission’s reporting timeframe was extended from 4 October to 14 November 2022.

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Last reviewed
5 September, 2022
Last updated
30 September, 2022