Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference

Providing the Skills for Change

The 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference finished with a powerful and compelling speech by domestic violence survivor advocate Rebecca Poulson. Her story of tragedy, grief and hope reinforced to all delegates the importance of the sector and the vital need to continue working together with a unified national voice. The conference, this year held in Brisbane, provides the platform for the discussion – bringing together 250 people to listen, present, interact through question and answer  in addition to network through the exchange of ideas and contact.

With the theme of ‘Providing the Skills for Change’ and delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA, the conference included six feature speakers, 80 session speakers, panel discussion, poster presenters and exhibitors.

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The host of the conference and the Advisory Committee would like to thank all who attended – delegates, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors and in particular the keynote speakers – Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Mary Barry, Todd Greenberg, Moo Baulch, Dr Adele Murdolo, Jacqui Watt and Rebecca Poulson in addition to Deborah Awyzio, Member, Law Council’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group as well as Detective Inspector Marc Hogan, Gold Coast Police Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce who joined the panel discussion on Domestic Violence and The Legal System.


  • Working with perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Preventing violence in our communities
  • Fostering children’s safety and wellbeing
  • Working with diverse groups and communities
  • Building strong legal responses
  • Developing a better mental health response
  • Working in and with ATSI communities
  • Creating a resilient workforce
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2016 Conference Program Committee

  • Caryn Walsh | CEO | Pure Magic International Business Solutions (Chair)
  • Tori Cooke | Family and Domestic Violence Consultant | Anglicare WA
  • Dr Michael Flood | Associate Professor in Sociology and ARC Future Fellow | University of Wollongong
  • Annette Gillepsie | CEO | Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre | Member of Board of Directors, The Luke Batty Foundation

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Sponsors & Exhibitors 2016

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