FINDINGS INTO TWO INQUESTS - INCLUDING ONE INTO THE DEATHS OF HANNAH CLARKE AND HER CHILDREN AT THE HANDS OF HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND - HAVE RENEWED FOCUS ON THE SCOURGE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
* Hannah Clarke, 33, was taking her three children to school when her estranged husband Rowan Baxter jumped into the vehicle in the Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill on February 19, 2020.
* Baxter, 44, set the car alight, killing the children immediately, before fatally stabbing himself. Ms Clarke died the same day in hospital.
* Doreen Langham, 49, was killed by her ex-partner Gary Hely in her townhouse at Browns Plains, south of Brisbane, on February 22, 2021.
* Hely doused Ms Langham with petrol before igniting a fire in the lounge room. He also died in the blaze.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE?
* The Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report released in 2015 made recommendations directed at the Queensland Police about improving understanding of domestic violence.
* The Queensland Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce was set up in March 2021 and released its first report Hear Her Voice with 89 recommendations - including a new offence of coercive control - to government about essential forms required to the domestic violence service and justice systems.
* A Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board has been set up to review all domestic violence deaths and identify issues with service systems.
* A commission of inquiry into police responses to domestic and family violence including "cultural issues" within the force began work and is due to report by October 4.
* The government allocated $363 million to expand domestic violence courts, boost support services, plan an Indigenous strategy and fund perpetrator programs "to change men's behaviour".
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?
* The Queensland government has promised to introduce new "coercive control" laws by the end of next year. Coercive control includes isolating a partner from others, monitoring their movements, controlling their access to money, and psychological and emotional manipulation.
WHAT DID CORONER JANE BENTLEY FIND?
* The Queensland Police has been unable to implement the 2015 Not Now, Not Ever recommendations.
* Urgent reform is needed to address the "inadequate response" of the Queensland Police to domestic violence victims.
* Since 2017 there has been inadequate training to police officers considering domestic violence accounts for up to half their work.
* Police officers are under-trained when it comes to domestic violence, with the majority having received one online refresher training program in the last five years.
* The Queensland government should urgently provide funding for the police to trial a specialist victim-centred police station to provide an integrated response, and for a domestic violence specialist social worker at the front counter of every Logan district police station for a 12-month trial.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
* The Queensland Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce is due to provide its report on its second term of reference - women's and girls' experiences of the criminal justice system - to Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman on Thursday.
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