Commission of Inquiry reporting timeframe extended

The reporting timeframe for the Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service (QPS) responses to domestic and family violence has been extended from 4 October 2022 to 14 November 2022.

Commissioner Judge Deborah Richards requested the extension following the significant response to the evidence provided by Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll at a hearing of the Commission of Inquiry on 18 August 2022.

At the hearing, Commissioner Carroll agreed that there are significant cultural issues, relating to sexism, misogyny and racism, within the QPS.

Following that evidence, the Commission was contacted by a number of members of the QPS about those issues and on 22 August, the Commission re-opened its call for submissions.

Since the call for submissions was re-opened, more than 130 written submissions and several provided via phone have been received by the Commission.

Submissions must be provided by 5pm, Monday 5 September 2022 and can be emailed to Submissions can be made confidentially.

The reporting extension to 14 November will allow the Commission to conduct a thorough review of the additional submissions and call any for any additional information from the QPS.

The Commission’s report will be handed to the Premier and Minister for Olympics, the Attorney-General and Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, and Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services.

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Last reviewed
1 September, 2022
Last updated
1 September, 2022