Webinar: Spirit of Woman

In 2020 the world changed. Not only has the pandemic increased the incidence of domestic and family violence (DFV) in our community, but it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot simply return to working and supporting clients, patients and communities as we did in the past.   So what do we do?

Join our illustrious panel of speakers featuring SC Mr Justin HoustonMr David TullyKerry CarringtonHayley Foster and Helen Oxenham as they discuss the fresh approaches to policing and responding to DFV post-pandemic, and the new opportunities to create positive change.   Angela Lynch is our moderator

Angela Lynch is a lawyer and the CEO of the Women’s Legal Service (WLS). Angela is a member of the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board and as a member of the Queensland Sexual Violence Roundtable. She was awarded the 2017 Women’s Agenda leadership in the legal sector award and the Lawyer’s Weekly 2017 Not for Profit Lawyer of the Year and the Women in Law excellence award. She recently received a Member of the Order of Australia medal (AM) for her services to domestic violence prevention.

Kerry Carrington is a Research Professor in the School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is the lead chief investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Preventing Gender Violence: Lessons from the Global South’. Her team has undertaken a world first study on how Women’s Police Stations in Argentina respond to and prevent gender violence. In 2016 Kerry was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the social sciences. She is also the recipient of a number of awards from the American Society of Criminology – Lifetime Achievement Award (Division of Critical Criminology), and Distinguished Scholar Award (Division of Women and Crime). Kerry is a co-author of Southern Criminology (2019) Feminism and Global Justice (2015) and over 100 other publications, as well as the Founding Chief Editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Hayley Foster Hayley is the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Safety NSW. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medalist), a Bachelor of Business, and post graduate qualifications in mediation, family disputes resolution, financial planning and political economics. Hayley is deeply passionate about the work of women’s specialist services and the importance of having diverse women’s voices represented in addressing the issues of gender inequality and gender-based violence. Hayley has over 15 years’ experience in the domestic and family violence sector across the following areas: frontline specialist women and children’s services; violence prevention; accredited men’s behaviour change; family law practice; family disputes resolution; policy; law reform; advocacy; sector development; and organisational management.

Superintendent Trent Cox is the incumbent Officer in Charge of SAPOL’s Family and Domestic Violence Section, Public Protection Branch, within Crime Service. He has been a police officer for 30 years and has served in primarily operational roles throughout his career. Since 2013 when first appointed as a Senior Officer (Inspector and above) Trent has led several portfolio areas relating to family and domestic violence and child protection. These include the project which led to the establishment of the award-winning Multi-Agency Protection Service, leading SAPOL’s responses to the (national) Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the (state) Nyland Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems, and his current role as Officer in Charge of Family and Domestic Violence Section.

Mr David Tully is the Practice Manager for Specialised Family Violence Program at Relationships Australia S.A. He has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals and families to address and reduce domestic and family violence in prevention and intervention. David develops and implements behaviour change therapeutic group for men who use violence in their families. He also provides training to community groups and organisations about the nature, prevalence and support to identify and address domestic and family violence.

Event details
When: Thursday, 21st January 2021
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Where: Online webinar event
Cost: Free


Spirit of Woman is a community-driven organisation dedicated to establishing The Place of Courage to stop domestic and family violence in our community


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