Let's not keep this a taboo subject. I am asking Sunshine Coast residents to have their say on the LNP’s plan to tackle domestic and family violence in Queensland.
We have released a consultation paper and are seeking feedback on a proposed scheme modelled on the United Kingdom’s Clare’s Law, which allows access to vital information about someone’s violent past and crimes.
Clare’s Law was initially set up in the United Kingdom after a woman named Clare Wood was murdered by her former partner. In the course of the investigation it was discovered he had a violent past that had it been known by the victim or her family may have saved her life.
Clare’s Law is currently being trialled in New South Wales. It means that if a person had a concern about their partner, they would be able to make an application to the police for information on whether that person has a history of domestic violence or sexual offences.
The LNP is committed to tackling domestic and family violence and the release of the consultation paper is a follow up to the work of the “Not Now, Not Ever” report from Dame Quentin Bryce.
Only by working together, can we develop effective policy to lead the way in stamping out this insidious crime.
To provide feedback please complete the on-line form at: www.clareslawqld.com