Hannah’s legacy: Premier spurred into action
A DOMESTIC violence summit in the wake of Hannah Clarke and her children's murder will help formulate new policy aimed at significantly reducing domestic violence.
Premier Annastacia Palasazcuk announced this evening on Sky News Across Australia the summit would be held in Brisbane on April 3, and be attended by everybody from kindergarten teachers to senior police and mental health experts.
"We want ideas... nobody has a mortgage on ideas,'' she said.
"This is about getting everybody together and finding out what is the best possible way to tackle this issue. it will never go away but we have to do something.''
Ms Palaszczuk said attending the funeral of Hannah Clarke and her children, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, on Monday was heartbreaking.
"It's time we as a community started addressing what is going wrong... what can we do as a society to bring respect back to relationships,'' she said.
The domestic violence summit is expected to offer up a raft of recommendations that will go to State Cabinet before the Budget next month.
"The timing is right to get new measures funded immediately,'' she said.