Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference

Providing the Skills for Change

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 5 – 7 December at Mercure Brisbane QLD.

With a focus on building skills within the sector, the conference will include discussion and presentations around policy, research and practice with a particular emphasis on innovative and emerging responses.

To be involved in the Conference as a Speaker, Delegate, Supporter or Sponsor express your interest here.

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.


  • 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
  • Open

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

dvcollage12016 Keynote Speakers

  • Moo Baulch – CEO, Domestic Violence NSW
  • Dr Adele Murdolo – Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
  • Rebecca Poulson (lived experience)
  • Mary Barry – CEO, Our Watch
  • Jacqui Watt – CEO, No to Violence

2016 Opening Address (invited)

  • Hon Shannon Fentiman – Minister for Communities, Women and Youth; Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

2016 Keynote Speakers (invited)

  • Dr Jackie Huggins – Director, Jackie Huggins and Associate
  • Todd Greenberg –  CEO, NRL
  • Commissioner Ian Stewart – Qld Police
  • Stuart Clark AM – President, Law Council of Australia

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

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