Public hearing - 10am, Thursday 18 August

The Commission of Inquiry into Queensland Police Service (QPS) responses to domestic and family violence will sit for a public hearing this Thursday, 18 August.

The hearing will be held from 10am at the Land Court, Court 40, level 8 of the Brisbane Magistrates Court and will be livestreamed from the Commission’s website—

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll and Under Treasurer Leon Allan will give evidence. Commissioner Carroll will be asked to address capability, capacity and structure of the QPS to respond to DFV and cultural issues within the QPS in relation to domestic and family violence, while Under Treasurer Allen will be asked to address funding models for the QPS in relation to domestic and family violence.

The Commission has sat for several weeks of hearings in both Brisbane and regional Queensland, which has seen more than 75 witnesses give evidence. Witnesses have included serving and retired QPS officers from across Queensland, domestic and family violence service providers, experts in domestic and family violence policing, and victim-survivors. Evidence has also been heard from a number of First Nations people and service providers regarding QPS responses to domestic and family violence.

The Commission was announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 10 May 2022, and commenced on 30 May 2022. It is due to report 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, by 4 October 2022.

More information about the Commission, including witnesses, transcripts and the Commission Terms of Reference, can be found at

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15 August, 2022
Last updated
15 August, 2022