Stop Domestic Violence Conference, Australia

The annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference was held at QT, Gold Coast on Monday 3  and Tuesday 4 December 2018 with a selection of workshops on Wednesday 5 December.  

This year, the conference hosted over 70 expert presenters and workshops and 9 keynote presenters who discussed the changes, learnings, challenges and achievements in identifying and eliminating factors pertaining to family and domestic violence.

The conference also explored vulnerable groups and the various challenges and gaps in services, perpetrator behaviour and program, law enforcement, first responders, creating a resilient workforce, impacts of technology and research findings.

We are currently in the process of creating our 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference. Stay tuned for updates.

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Keynote Presenters


  • Ms Susan Beattie, Manager, Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit, Coroners Court of Queensland
  • Mr Desmond Campbell, Manager, Family Violence Program, Northern Territory Department of Correction Services
  • Professor Patrick O’Leary, School of Human Services and Social Work & School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
  • Ms Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner, Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria)
  • Dr Michael Flood, Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow, Faculty of Law, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Mr Marc Hogan, Detective Inspector, Gold Coast District, South East Region, Queensland Police
  • Magistrate Colin Strofield, Domestic & Family Violence Court, Queensland Courts
  • Dr Manjula O’Connor, Consultant Psychiatrist, Australasian Centre for  Human Rights and Health
  • Dr Ann O’Neill,Patron, angelhands Inc

Program Committee 2018

  • Ms Kelly-Ann Tansley, Assistant Team Leader, Brisbane Domestic Violence Service
  • Ms Emma Gierschick, Consultant & Survivor Advocate
  • Ms Kym Tighe, Domestic & Family Violence Coordinator, Social Work and Support Services, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
  • Mr Marc Hogan, Detective Inspector, Gold Coast District, South East Region, Queensland Police
  • Ms Tori Cooke, Practice Specialist – Family Violence and Child Safety , Relationships Australia, Victoria

Partners & Exhibitors 2018


Presentation amendments: Friday 5th October
Presenter registration and payment: Friday 12th October
Full papers for peer review: Friday 19th October
Full paper for non-peer review: Friday 23rd November
Early bird registrations close: Friday 19th October

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