Public Hearings

Friday, 12 September 2014

Cliftons, level 1, 440 Collins Street



Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children (Our Watch


Mr Paul Linossier, Chief Executiive Officer

Ms Emily Maguire, Acting Director, Policy and Evaluation Director

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)

Ms Irene Verins, Manager of Mental Wellbeing

Ms Liz Murphy, Senior Project Officer

Ms Rosemary Batty, Private capacity

Domestic Violence Victoria

Ms Fiona McCormack, Chief Executive Officer

Victoria Police

Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Sexual and Family Violence Division

Victoria Police

Ms Claire Waterman, Manager Policy and Projects

Women's Health West

Ms Annarella Hardiman, Health Promotion Manager

Ms Sally Camilleri, Health Promotion Coordinator

Ms Tess La Fontaine, Acting Family Violence Manager

Women's Health Association Victoria Inc (WHAV)

Ms Patricia Kinnersly


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Senate Committee room 2S1

Parliament House, Canberra


Domestic Violence Prevention Council (ACT)

Ms Marcia Williams, Chair

Ms Mirjana Wilson, Executive Director, ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Ms Chyristina Stanford, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Mr Greg Aldridge, Managing Director, Canberra Men's Centre

Women's Services Network

Ms Marcia Williams, Executive Director, Women's Centre for Health Matters

Ms Jill Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Inanna Inc

Ms Angie Piubello, Acting Manager, Beryl Women Inc

Mr John Hinchey, ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner and Chair of the

Family Violence Intervention Program

Australian Women Against Violence Alliance

Ms Julie Oberin, Chairperson

Ms Maria Delaney, Advisory Group Member

Ms Sophie Hardefeldt, Program Manager

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia

Ms Pallavi Sinha, Women's Chair

Dr Casta Tungaraza, Member, New and Emerging Policy Advisory Committee

Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region)

Ms Rhonda Payget, Principal Solicitor and Co-conveyor of Women's Legal Services

Australia Network

Family and Relationship Services Australia (Submission 19)

Ms Jackie Brady, Executive Director

Ms Rose Beynon, Senior Policy Officer

Commonwealth Department of Social Services (Submission 57)

Ms Cate McKenzie, Group Manager, Multicultural, Settlement Services and Communities Group

Miss Amy Laffan, Acting Branch Manager, Family Safety Branch

Office for Women (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet)

Ms Helen McDevitt, First Assistant Secretary, Social Policy Division

Ms Kate Wallace, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office for Women

Ms Caroline Edwards, First Assistant Secretary, Community Safety and Policy Division

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Tracy Ballantyne, Acting Assistant Secretary Family Law Branch

Ms Elizabeth Quinn, Acting Assistant Secretary, Legal Assistance Branch


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Macquarie Room

Parliament House, Sydney


Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Limited

Dr Mayet Costello, Research Manager

White Ribbon Australia

Ms Libby Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Christina Jarron, Business Development and Social Impact Manager

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance

Associate Professor Dea Delaney-Thiele, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Denise Burdett, Member

One in Three Campaign

Mr Greg Andresen, Senior Researcher

Mr Andrew Humphreys, Spokesperson

Aids Council of NSW

Mr Alan Brotherton, Director, Policy Strategy & Research

Ms Shannon Wright, Director, Community Health and Regional Services

Inner City Legal Centre

Mr Daniel Stubbs, Director

Ms Julie Howes, Solicitor (Safe Relationships Project)

National Association of Community Legal Centres and Women's Legal Services Australia

Ms Amanda Alford, Deputy Director, Policy and Advocacy

Ms Liz Snell, Law Reform and Policy Coordinator, Women's Legal Service NSW appearing on behalf of WLSA

Redfern Legal Centre

Ms Jacqui Swinburne, Acting CEO

Ms Elizabeth Morley, Principal Solicitor

Finance Sector Union of Australia

Ms Veronica Black, National Coordinator Organising and Development


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Legislative Council Committee Room

Parliament House, Melbourne


Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Ms Virginia Geddes, Executive Officer

Ms Libby Eltringham, Community Legal Worker

No to Violence

Mr Rodney Vlais, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Violence Free Families

Dr David Smyth, Chairman

Federation of Community Legal Centres

Dr Chris Atmore, Senior Policy Adviser

InTouch, Multicultural Centre against Family Violence

Ms Maya Avdibegovic, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Elizabeth Becker, Principal Lawyer

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Ms Keran Howe, Executive Director

Ms Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer

Office of the Public Advocate

Mr John Chesterman, Manager, Policy and Education

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria

National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum

Ms Antoinette Braybrook, Chief Executive Officer (AFVPLS Victoria) and National Convenor (National FVPLS Forum)

Ms Laura Vines, Policy Officer of FVPLS Victoria

Dr Alisoun Neville, Manager of the National FVPLS Forum Secretariat

Dr. Elizabeth Celi, Founder/ Manager, Elements Integrated Health Consulting


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Cliftons, Level 3, 288 Edward Street



Women’s Legal Service Inc. (Queensland)

Ms Angela Lynch, Community Legal Education Lawyer

Ms Rosslyn Monro, Coordinator

Women's House Shelta

Ms Barbara Crossing, Collective Member

Ms Chantal Eastwell, Collective Member

Ms Hannah Banfield, Collective Member

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

Ms Lisa Stewart, Barrister Child Protection, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Legal Service Qld (a NATSILS member organisation)

Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Lines Australia Network (DFVCLAN)

Ms Diane Mangan, Chief Executive Officer, DV Connect Queensland

Ms Annette Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer, Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria

RiSE Queensland

Ms Bronwyn Rees, Founder RiSE Queensland

Ms Jodie Woodrow, Personal Assistant

Queensland Domestic Violence Network

Ms Judith Marshall, Service Manager, Mackay Service

Ms Pauline Woodridge, Convenor (QDSN) and Coodinator, Townsville service

Ms Gabrielle Borggaard, Manager, Ipswich service


Tuesday, 10 March  2015

Litchfield Room, Parliament House



Top End Women's Legal Service

Ms Melanie Warbrooke, Senior Solicitor

Law Society Northern Territory

Mr Tas Liveris, President

Ms Megan Lawton, Chief Executive Officer

Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women's Shelter 

Ms Regina Bennett, Coordinator

Mr Michael Torres, Men's Outreach Worker

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory

Mr John Paterson, CEO, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Mr Joe Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Land Council

Dr David Cooper, Advocacy and Policy Manager

Mr Robert Dalton, Policy Adviser, Northern Land Council

Ms Olga Haven, Chief Executive Officer, Danila Dilba Health Service

Mr Jared Sharp, Manager, Law and Justice Projects, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Dawn House

Ms Susan Crane, Executive Officer

Amity Community Services Inc.

Mr Bernard Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Susan Crane, Executive Officer, Dawn House Incorporated

Northern Territory Police

Acting Assistant Commissioner Peter Bravos

Alice Springs Women's Shelter

Ms Dale Wakefield, Coordinator

Northern Territory Government

Minister for Women’s Policy, Hon Bess Nungarrayi Price MLA

Mr Mike Chiodo, Chief Executive, Department of Local Government and Community Services, Northern Territory

Ms Jo Sangster, Director, Domestic Violence Directorate, Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Northern Territory

Ms Noeline Swanson, Executive Director, Community Services and Strategy, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory

Mr Charlie King, Chair, Indigenous Male Advisory Council


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Senate Committee room 2S1

Parliament House, Canberra


Ms Rosemary Batty, Private capacity

Australian Cross Disability Alliance

Ms Therese Sands, Co-Chief Executive Officer, People with Disability Australia

Dr Jess Cadwallader, Advocacy Project Manager, Violence Prevention, People with Disability Australia

Department of Social Services

Ms Amy Laffan, Managing Director

Ms Cate McKenzie, Pricipal Advisor

Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ms Liza Carroll, Associate Secretary Domestic Policy

Ms Jenny Bloomfield, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Tamsyn Harvey, Assistant Secretary, Family Law Branch

Mr Michael Pahlow, Assistant Secretary, AusCheck Branch

Ms Joan Jardine, Director, Community Legal Services Section, Legal Assistance Branch

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