Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference

With an improved focus and awareness on the effect of Domestic and Family Violence within Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is providing a national unified platform to discuss the strain of Domestic Violence on Australian resources and facilities. The 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held on 28 – 30 November at Mercure Brisbane QLD.

The STOP Domestic Violence Conference has been designed to create an unified voice for Australia, that will STOP domestic and family violence. To be involved in the Conference as a Speaker, Delegate, Supporter or Sponsor express your interest here.

Conference Topics, Themes and Keynote Speakers will be released soon.

Research has demonstrated that domestic violence is a global issue of epidemic proportions (WHO, 2013) and affects all cultures, ages, genders and socio-economic groups. Domestic violence does not discriminate.

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
  • Dr Annabel Taylor | Director at QLD Centre for Domestic Violence


A special thank you to our 2015 Keynote Speakers

  • Antoinette Braybrook |Chief Executive Officer| Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria
  • Jonty Bush | 2014 YWCA Inspirational Queenslander | 2009 Young Australian of the Year, 2009 USC Alumni of the Year
  • Libby Davies | Chief Executive Officer | White Ribbon
  • Professor Patricia Easteal AM | University of Canberra
  • Dr Michael Flood | Senior Lecturer | University of Wollongong
  • John Hinchey | Victims of Crime Commissioner, ACT
  • Michael Hogan | Director General | QLD Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability
  • Dr Troy McEwan | Clinical and Forensic Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science | Swinburne University of Technology
  • Heather Nancarrow | Chief Executive Officer | Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)

The Conference Committee would like to thank the 2015 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Supporters

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