Hearings

The Royal Commission into Family Violence held public hearings between Monday, 13 July to Friday, 24 July 2015; Monday, 3 August to 14 August 2015; and Monday, 12 October to Friday, 16 October 2015.

Please see the tables below for information including themes, transcripts, witness names, statements (if applicable) and related submissions (if applicable).  Copies of witness statements, including any attachments, can also be accessed through our resources page.

Day 1: Monday 13 July  (transcript)
What is family violence and who experiences it including causes and contributing factors

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
 Rhonda Cumberland, CEO, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (witness statement) Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
 Wendy Steendam, Assistant Commissioner,  Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
 'Susan Jones' (witness statement) N/A

Day 2: Tuesday 14 July (transcript)
Children - Introduction and early intervention

 Witnesses  Related submissions 
 Dr Robyn Miller, social worker &  family therapist (witness statement) N/A
 Prof. Louise Newman AM, Director, Centre for Women’s Mental Health, Royal Women’s  Hospital (witness statement) The Royal Women's Hospital
 Andrew Jackomos, Commissioner for Aboriginal  Children & Young People (witness statement) Commission for Children and Young People
 Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Brown, Perinatal &  Maternal Epidemiologist, Murdoch Children’s  Research Institute (witness statement) N/A
 Ailsa Carr, Executive Manager, Family, Youth &  Children’s Services, Gippsland Lakes  Community  Health (witness statement) Gippsland Lakes Community Health
 Anita Morris, PhD Candidate, University of  Melbourne (witness statement) N/A

Day 3: Wednesday 15 July (transcript)
Children - Intervention and response

 Witnesses  Related submissions 
 Prof. Mark Feinberg, Research Professor of the  Prevention Research Centre, Pennsylvania   State  University (witness statement) N/A
 Wendy Bunston, senior social worker, family  therapist, infant mental health clinician & PhD  candidate, La  Trobe University (witness statement) Judith Lumley Centre - La Trobe University
 Dr Richard Fletcher, senior lecturer, University of  Newcastle (witness statement) N/A
 Julianne Brennan, Director, Community Crime  Prevention, Dept of Justice & Regulation (witness statement) State of Victoria
 Prof. Cathy Humphreys, Prof. of Social Work,  University of Melbourne (witness statement) Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 01 ;
Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 02
Beth Allen, Asst. Director, Child Protection Unit,  Statutory & Forensic Services Design Branch, Dept  Health &  Human Services (witness statement) State of Victoria
 Dr Robyn Miller, social worker & family therapist (witness statement) N/A
 Emma Toone, senior clinician, Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service, Berry Street (witness statement) Berry Street
Additional witness statement  
Dr Rebecca Giallo, Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (witness statement) N/A

Day 4: Thursday 16 July (transcript)
Financial abuse and empowerment

Witnesses Related submissions 
 Julie Kun, Deputy CEO & Business Development Manager, Women’s Information & Referral Exchange (witness statement) WIRE Women's Information
 Jenny Blakey, Manager, Senior's Rights Victoria & Pam Morton, A/g Principal Lawyer, Senior's Rights Victoria (witness statement) N/A
 Denis Nelthorpe, CEO, Western Community Legal Centre (witness statement) Wyndham Legal Service Inc - 01;
Wyndham Legal Service Inc - 02;
Bringing Justice to Wyndham
 Peter Gartlan, Executive Director, Financial & Consumer Rights Council (witness statement) N/A
 Emma Smallwood, Lawyer & Economic Well-being Research Project Co-ordinator, Women’s Legal Service  Victoria (witness statement) Women's Legal Service Victoria - 01; Women's Legal Service Victoria - 02; Women's Legal Service Victoria - 03
 Adam Mooney, CEO, Good Shepherd Microfinance (witness statement) Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
 Rhonda Cumberland, CEO, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (witness statement) Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
 Jocelyn Bignold, CEO, McAuley Community Services for Women (witness statement) McAuley Community Services for Women
Additional witness statement  
'Anjali Jana' (witness statement)  

Day 5: Friday 17 July (transcript)
Alcohol and drugs

Witnesses Related submissions 
Michael Thorn, CEO, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (witness statement)

Assoc. Prof. Peter Miller, Principal Research Fellow & Co-Director of the Violence Prevention Group, School of Psychology, Deakin University (witness statement)

N/A

Prof. Cathy Humphreys, Prof. of Social Work,  University of Melbourne (witness statement)

Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 01;
Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 02
Ingrid Wilson, PhD candidate, La Trobe University (witness statement) Judith Lumley Centre - La Trobe University

Superintendent Timothy Hansen, Community Safety Division, Victoria Police (witness statement)

Victoria Police
Dr Stefan Gruenert, CEO, Odyssey House (witness statement) N/A

Alice Hanna, Clinical Manager, Jarrah House (witness statement)

N/A

Horace Wansbrough, Manager, Youth Support & Advocacy Service (witness statement)

N/A

Cate Carr, Executive Director, Liquor, Gaming & Racing, Dept of Justice & Regulation (witness statement)

N/A
Judith Abbott, Director of the Drugs, Primary Care & Community Programs Branch, Dept Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A

Day 6: Monday 20 July (transcript)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - experiences and opportunities

Witnesses Related submissions 
Ms Antoinette Braybrook, CEO, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (witness statement) Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS)

Ms Annette Vickery, Deputy CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (witness statement)

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Muriel Bamblett, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (witness statement)

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Jacki Turfrey, Director, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice & Regulation (witness statement)

N/A

Angela Singh, Exec. Director, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (witness statement)

N/A
Andrew Jackomos, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children & Young People (witness statement) Commission for Children & Young People

Day 7: Tuesday 21 July (transcript)
Housing and homelessness

Witnesses Related submissions 
 Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons & Sarah Toohey, Manager of Policy & Communications, Council to Homeless Persons (witness statement) Council to Homeless Persons - Joint submission
Annette Gillespie, CEO Safe Steps (witness statement) Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

Trish O'Donohue, CEO, Women's Information, Support & Housing  in the North (WISHIN) & Ange O'Brien, Operations Manager, Women's Information, Support & Housing  in the North (WISHIN) (witness statement)

WISHIN

Robyn Springall, Accommodation Services Manager, VincentCare (witness statement)

VincentCare Victoria

Dr Heather Holst, Deputy CEO and Director of Services & Housing, Launch Housing (witness statement)

N/A
 Lucy Adams, Principal Lawyer, Justice Connect & Antoinette Russo, social worker, Justice Connect (witness statement) Justice Connect Homeless Law

Dr Angela Spinney, Research Fellow & Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology (witness statement)

Spinney, Dr Angela - Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne Univeristy of Technology

Maria Hagias, Exec. Director, Central Domestic Violence Service (witness statement)

N/A
Arthur Rogers, Director of Housing, Dept of Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Additional witness statement  
Simone Doody, Senior Specialist Homelessness Services Worker, St Luke's (witness statement) N/A

Day 8: Wednesday 22 July (transcript)
Mental health

Witnesses Related submissions 
'Melissa Brown' (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Patrick McGorry AO, Founding Director, National Youth Mental Health Foundation (witness statement) N/A
Dr Angelina Sabin Fernbacher, women's mental health consultant & Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) co-ordinator, Northern Area Mental Health (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni, Prof. of Psychiatry, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (witness statement) N/A
Drew Bishop, senior social worker, North West Area Mental Health (witness statement) N/A
Dr Mark Oakley Browne, Chief Psychiatrist, Dept. Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A

Day 9: Thursday 23 July (transcript)
Risk assessment and risk management

Witnesses Related submissions 
Prof. Cathy Humphreys, Prof. of Social Work,  University of Melbourne Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 01; Humphreys, Professor Cathy - University of Melbourne - 02
Prof. Jim Ogloff, Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology (witness statement) Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science - Swinburne University; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)
Libby Eltringham, Policy & Legal Worker, Domestic Violence Resource Centre (witness statement) Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV)
Catherine Plunkett, RAMP Development Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria (witness statement) Domestic Violence Victoria - 01; Domestic Violence Victoria - 02
Scott Widmer, Executive Director, Human Services Design & Development, Dept. Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Bernadette McCartney, Exec. Manager, Community Support, Bethany Community Support (witness statement) Bethany Community Support
'Lyndal Ryan' (witness statement) N/A
Janine Mahoney, CEO, Safe Futures Foundation (witness statement) Safe Futures Foundation
Steve Schultze, senior partner, Protective Services Pty Ltd (witness statement) N/A
Additional witness statement  
Inspector Peter Ferguson,  Officer in Charge of Police Communications D24, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police

Day 10: Friday 24 July (transcript)
Perpetrator interventions

Witnesses Related submissions 
Dr Katreena Scott, Assoc. Prof. & clinical psychologist, Dept. of Human Development & Applied Psychology, University of Toronto (witness statement) N/A

'James Collins' (witness statement)

N/A

Dr Caroline Easton, Prof. of Forensic Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology N/A
Jacqui Watt, CEO, No to Violence & Men's Referral Service and Rodney Vlais, Manager, No to Violence & Men's Referral Service (witness statement) No to Violence; Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Prof. Andrew Day, Prof. of Psychology, Deakin University (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Jim Ogloff, Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology (witness statement) Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science - Swinburne University; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)
Michael Brandenburg, Manager Family Violence, Family Relationship Services & Housing, Child & Family Services (CAFS) Ballarat (witness statement) Child and Family Services Ballarat Inc (CAFS)
John Byrne, men's health counsellor, Dardi Munwurro and Alan Brown, Men's Health Unit, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (witness statement) N/A
Andrew Reaper, Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management, Corrections Victoria, Dept. of Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A
Marisa De Cicco, Deputy Secretary, Criminal Justice, Dept. of Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A

Day 11: Monday 3 August (transcript)
Initial police response

Witnesses  Related submissions  
'Jessica Morris' (witness statement) N/A
 Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria (witness statement) Domestic Violence Victoria - 01; Domestic Violence Victoria - 02
 Jacky Tucker, Family Violence Services Manager, Women's Health West (witness statement) Women's Health West Inc
Sergeant Mark Spriggs, Family Violence Advisor for Division 5 of the North West Metro Region, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Dr Melisa Wood, Senior Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) (witness statement) Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science - Swinburne University; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)
Superintendent Stuart Bateson, Divisional Commander for Division 2 of the North West Metro Region, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
 Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter, Assisting Commissioner for the Family Violence Command, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, Victoria Police

Victoria Police

Day 12:  Tuesday 4 August (transcript)
Family Violence Intervention Orders - application process

Witnesses  Related submissions  
'Rebecca Smith' (witness statement) N/A
 Abbey Newman, Family Violence Applicant Support Worker, Sunshine Magistrates' Court (witness statement) Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
 Karen Field, Specialist Family Violence Service Registrar, Sunshine Magistrates' Court (witness statement) Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria

Julie Davies, Family Violence Respondent Support Worker, Ballarat Magistrates' Court (witness statement)

Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria

Chris Casey, Senior Lawyer, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (witness statement)

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre
Leanne Sinclair, Family Violence Program Manager, Victoria Legal Aid (witness statement) Victoria Legal Aid
Acting Inspector Paul Rudd, Officer in Charge, Melbourne Prosecutions Unit, Victoria Police (witness statement)(supplementary witness statement) Victoria Police
Leading Senior Constable Fiona Calkin, Family Violence Court Liaison Officer, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Alice Cooney, Parole Coordinator, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Dr Melanie Heenan, Executive Director, Court Network (witness statement) Court Network
Magistrate Noreen Toohey, Regional Coordinating Magistrate Sunshine, Magistrates' Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Magistrate Kate Hawkins, Supervising Family Violence Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Kerry Walker, Director, Neighbourhood Justice Centre (witness statement) N/A

Day 13: Wednesday 5 August (transcript)
Family Violence Intervention Orders - monitoring and enforcement

Witnesses  Related submissions  
 Judge Eugene M Hyman, Superior Court of California (retired) (witness statement) N/A
 Glenn Rutter, Manager of Court Services & Diversion, Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Joanne de Lacy, Team Leader, Court Integrated Services Program, Magistrates' Court of Victoria (witness statement) Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Dr Chris Atmore, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Community Legal Centres (witness statement) Federation of Community Legal Centres (FCLC)
Magistrate Felicity Broughton, Deputy Chief Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Magistrate Kate Hawkins, Magistrates' Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Melinda Walker, Criminal Law Accredited Specialist N/A
Sergeant Deryn Ricardo, Family Violence Advisor for Divisions 5 and 6 of the Eastern Region, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Senior Sergeant Fiona Alexander, Officer in Charge, Integrated Response Team Initiative - Taskforce Alexis, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Asst. Commissioner Luke Cornelius, Asst. Commissioner for Southern Metro Region, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Senior Sergeant Paul Rudd, Police Prosecutor, Victoria Police (witness statement)(supplementary witness statement) Victoria Police
Additional witness statement  
Prof. Donna Chung, Prof. of Social Work & Social Policy, Curtin University (witne) N/A

Day 14: Thursday 6 August (transcript)
Criminal justice response

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Prof. Heather Douglas, Prof. of Law, University of Queensland (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Leigh Goodmark. Prof. of Law, University of Maryland (USA) (witness statement) N/A
Helen Fatouros, Director, Criminal Law Services, Victoria Legal Aid (witness statement) Victoria Legal Aid
Emeritus Prof. Arie Freiberg AM, Chair, Sentencing Advisory Council (witness statement) N/A
Magistrate Felicity Broughton, Deputy Chief Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria - Family Violence Taskforce; Magistrates Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Marisa De Cicco, Deputy Secretary, Criminal Justice, Dept. of Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A
Commissioner Janice Shuard, Commissioner of Corrections Victoria (witness statement) N/A
Craig Howard, Assist. Commissioner of Corrections Victoria N/A
Additional witness statement  
Dr Christine Bond, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University  (witness statement) N/A

Day 15: Friday 7 August (transcript)
Overlapping jurisdictions - the role of family law and child protection law

Witnesses  Related submissions  
'Anna Jones' (witness statement) N/A
President Amanda Chambers, Children's Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Magistrate Peter Dotchin, Regional Co-ordinating Magistrate Moorabbin, Children's Court of Victoria Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Dr Patricia Brown, Head of Children's Court Clinic, Children's Court of Victoria (witness statement) Magistrates' Court of Victoria and Children's Court of Victoria
Prof. Kelsey Hegarty, Prof. of General Practice & General Practitioner, University of Melbourne (witness statement) Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence to Women And Their Children
Andrew McGregor, Principal, Dowling McGregor Ptd Ltd (witness statement) N/A
Leeanne Miller, Director of Child Protection - West Division, Dept. Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Nicole Rich, Director, Family, Youth & Children's Law, Victoria Legal Aid (witness statement) Victoria Legal Aid
Helen Matthews, Principal Lawyer, Women's Legal Service Victoria (witness statement) Women's Legal Service Victoria - 01; Women's Legal Service Victoria - 02; Women's Legal Service Victoria - 03
Caroline Counsel, Family Law Accredited Specialist, Counsel Family Lawyers (witness statement) N/A
Lee Formica, Family Law Accredited Specialist, Tassig Cherrie Fildes (witness statement) N/A

Day 16: Monday 10 August (transcript)
Culture change in workplaces & the community

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Rosie Batty, Family Violence Campaigner & Advocate, Luke Batty Foundation (witness statement) N/A

Renee Imbesi, Manager, Preventing Violence Against Women Program, Victorian Health Promotion (VicHealth) (witness statement)

Victorian Health Promotion (VicHealth)

Dr Lara Fergus, Director of Policy & Evaluation, Our Watch (witness statement)

Our Watch - 01; Our Watch 02

Dr Suzanne Dyson, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, Latrobe University (witness statement)

N/A
Dr Michael Flood, Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Wollongong (witne
 
N/A
Scott Holmes, Healthy Workplaces Senior Advisor, YMCA Victoria (witness statement) Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria
Kellie Nagle, Policy Advisor, Municipal Association of Victoria (witness statement) Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
Gill Callister, Secretary, Department of Education & Training (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Tony Vinson, Emeritus Prof. University of the University of New South Wales & Honorary Prof., Faculty of Education & Social Work, Sydney University (witness statement)

N/A

Jeremy Hearne, Acting Manager Prevention North & Inner North, cohealth (witness statement) cohealth
Garry Higgins, Memberships Director,  Rotary Club of Maryborough (witness statement) Maryborough Rotary Club
Katherine Paroz, Head of Talent, Human Resources Department, Telstra (witness statement) Telstra Corporation Ltd
Gerardine Kearney, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) TBA
Wil Stracke, Campaigns & Industrial Officer, Victorian Trades Hall Council Victorian Trades Hall Council
Additional witness statements  
Stephen O'Malley AFSM, Multicultural Liaison Officer, Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) (witness statement) N/A
Carol Kelly, Executive Director, Wellbeing, Health & Engagement Division, Department of Education & Training (witness statement) N/A
Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter, Assisting Commissioner for the Family Violence Command, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police

Day 17: Tuesday 11 August (transcript)
Diversity of experiences, community attitudes and structural impediments

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Dr Philomena Horsley, Research Fellow & Senior Trainer, Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (witness statement) Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria; Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society - Latrobe University
Anna Brown, Co-convenor, Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (witness statement) Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
Gabriel Aleksandrs, Social Worker & Consultant (witness statement) No To Violence; Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Keran Howe, Executive Director, Women with Disabilities Victoria and Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria (witness statement) Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)
Colleen Pearce, Public Advocate, Office of the Public Advocate (witness statement) N/A
Rocco Fonzi, Director, Client Outcomes & Service Improvement, East Division, Dept Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Jenny Blakey, Manager, Seniors Rights Victoria Seniors Rights Victoria
John Chesterman, Manager of Policy & Education, Office of the Public Advocate N/A
Maya Avdibegovic, CEO, inTouch (witness statement) inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Elizabeth Becker, Principal Lawyer, inTouch (witness statement) inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Joumanah El Matrah, Executive Director, Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (witness statement) Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights
Superintendent Charles Allen, Priority Communities Division, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Stephen Lillie, Men's Health Coordinator, Hawkesbury District Health Service (witness statement) N/A
Additional witness statements  
Sean Mulchahy, Co-convenor, Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby  (witness statement) Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
Clare Morton, Director, Community Operations & the Victims Support Agency, Dept Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A

Day 18: Wednesday 12 August (transcript)
Role of the health system

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Prof. Frank Oberklaid, Hon. Prof. of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne (witness statement) N/A
Prof. Kelsey Hegarty, Prof. of General Practice and GP, University of Melbourne (witness statement) Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and Their Children
Amy Watson, Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Women's Emergency Care, Royal Women's Hospital (witness statement) The Royal Women's Hospital
Lisa Dunlop, Exec. Director, Clincal Operations, Royal Women's Hospital (witness statement) The Royal Women's Hospital
Linda Gyorki, Senior Project Manager & Lawyer, Inner Melbourne Community Legal (witness statement) Inner Melbourne Community Legal
Brigid McCaw, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente (USA) (witness statement) N/A
Meghan O’Brien, Social Work Team Leader, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne & PhD Candidate (witness statement) St Vincent's Health Australia
Lorna McNamara, Director, Education Centre Against Violence (NSW) (witness statement) N/A
Frances Diver, Dep. Secretary, Health Service Performance & Programs Division, Dept Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Bernie Harrison, Maternal & Child Health Coordinator, City of Greater Dandenong (witness statement) N/A
Helen Fraser, Portfolio Manager (Family and Whanau Public Health, National Services Purchasing, National Health Board) New Zealand Ministry of Health and Ms Miranda Ritchie, Programme Manager for the Violence Intervention Program, District Health Boards, Health Networks Ltd (witness statement) N/A
Additional witness statements  
Dr Pat Tuohy, Chief Advisor, Child & Youth Health, New Zealand Ministry of Health  (witness statement) N/A
Sue West, Associate Director of Policy & Service Development, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Tim Moore, Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute (witness statement) N/A

Day 19: Thursday 13 August (transcript)
Integrating services and information sharing

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Lay Witness N/A
Rudolph Kirby, CEO, Mallee District Aboriginal Services (witness statement) N/A
Janine Wilson, Family Violence Advocate (witness statement) N/A
Superintendent Paul Naylor APM, Divisional Superintendent for Division 6 of the Western Region, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Senior Sergeant Bryce Pettett, Officer in Charge of the Dandenong Sexual Offence & Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT), Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
Helen Bolton, CEO, Centre Against Sexual Assault, Barwon Region (witness statement)  
John Champion SC, Director of Public Prosecutions (witness statement) N/A
Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria and Alison McDonald, Policy & Program Manager, Domestic Violence Victoria (witness statement) Domestic Violence Victoria - 01; Domestic Violence Victoria - 02
Ailsa Carr, Exec. Manager, Family, Youth & Children's Services, Gippsland Lakes Community Health Gippsland Lakes Community Health
Jo Howard, Exec. Manager, Child, Youth & Family Services, Kildonan Uniting Care (witness statement) Kildonan Uniting Care
Additional witness statement  
Jill Gallagher AO, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) (witness statement) N/A

Day 20: Friday 14 August (transcript)
Integrating services and information sharing (continued)

Witnesses  Related submissions  
Jethro Antoine, Director of Technology and Director of New Jersey Programs, Centre for Court Innovation (USA) (witness statement) N/A
Dr Pradeep Philip, Secretary, Dept Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Marisa De Cicco, Deputy Secretary, Criminal Justice, Dept Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A
Bernadette McCartney, Exec. Manager, Community Support, Bethany Community Support Bethany Community Support
Scott Widmer, Exec. Director, Service Design & Operations, Dept. Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Andrew Reaper, Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management, Corrections Victoria, Dept. Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A
Wendy Steendam, Assistant Commissioner, Information, Systems & Security Command, Victoria Police and Senior Sergeant Ailsa Howard, Senior Supervisor, Security Incident Register, Victoria Police (witness statement) Victoria Police
David Watts, Commissioner for Privacy & Data Protection (witness statement) (supplementary witness statement) Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection

Day 21: Monday 12 October (transcript)
Engaging the community

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
Emma Fitzsimon, Executive Officer, Inner North West Primary Care Partnership N/A
Dr Susan Rennie, Manager Policy & Strategy, Victorian Primary Care Partnerships Victorian Primary Care Partnerships
Dr Robyn Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, Women's Health West Women's Health West Inc
Sharon Fraser, General Manager, Go Goldfields Go Goldfields
Seri Renkin, Chief Executive Officer, Ten20 Foundation N/A
Teresa Pomeroy, Team Leader, Social Action, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand N/A
Sheryl Hann, Lead Advisor Quality Programmes & Practice, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand N/A
Patty Kinnersly, Director, Practice Leadership, Our Watch Our Watch - 01; Our Watch - 02
Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
Prof. Leah Bromfield, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia N/A
Cr Sarah Carter, Councillor, Maribyrnong City Council Maribyronong City Council
David Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer, Whittlesea City Council City of Whittlesea - 01; City of Whittlesea - 02
Cr Ricky Kirkham, Mayor, Whittlesea City Council City of Whittlesea - 01; City of Whittlesea - 02

Day 22: Tuesday 13 October (transcript)
Developing the workforce

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
Steven Aos, Director, Washington State Institute for Public Policy N/A
Tracy Beaton, Principal Practitioner, Department of Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Dr Kim Robinson, Lecturer, Deakin University N/A
Emily Maguire, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV)
Leanne Beagley, Director of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Ilana Jaffe, Project Coordinator, Inner North West Primary Care Partnership N/A
Prof. Angela Taft, Director, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV)
Prof. Kelsey Hegarty, Prof. of General Practice & General Practitioner, University of Melbourne Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence to Women And Their Children
Jane Williams, Partnerships Manager, North East Services Connect N/A
Ren Grayson, Key Worker, North East Services Connect N/A
Mary Micallef, Key Worker, North East Services Connect N/A
Kathy Prior, Deputy Director of Northern Region, Berry Street  N/A
Commissioner Belinda Clark, Victorian Public Sector Commission (witness statement) N/A
Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Day 23: Wednesday 14 October (transcript)
Evaluating, reporting and reviewing

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
Neil Comrie AO APM, Implementation Monitor, Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry N/A
Fiona Dawsley, Chief Statistician, Crime Statistics Agency N/A
Dr Kristin Diemer, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their
Dr Lyndal Bugeja, Manager, Prevention Unit, Coroners Court of Victoria Coroners Court of Victoria
Fiona Mort, Director, Office of Women, South Australia N/A
Prof. Margarita Frederico, Associate Professor Higher Degree Research Coordinator Social Work & Policy, La Trobe University N/A
Prof. Thea Brown, Professor, Department of Social Work, Monash University Monash Filicide Project - Monash University
Prof. Chris Goddard, Director, Child Abuse Prevention Research, Monash University N/A
Commissioner Bernie Geary OAM, Commissioner, Commission for Children & Young People Commission for Children and Young People
Brenda Boland, Chief Executive Officer, Commission for Children & Young People Commission for Children and Young People

Day 24: Thursday 15 October (transcript)
What the family violence system should look like and how it should be funded

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
 Ken Lay APM, Chair, COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children N/A
Tammy Smith, Regional Integration Co-ordinator, Ovens Murray - Goulburn Integrated Family Violence Ovens Murray Goulburn Integrated Family Violence Services (OMGIFVS)
Helen Campbell, Chair, Eastern Regional Committee N/A
Sarah Johnson, Regional Integration Co-ordinator, Women's Health in the North Women's Health in the North (WHIN)
Fiona McCormack, Chief Executive Office, Domestic Violence Victoria Domestic Violence Victoria - 01; Domestic Violence Victoria - 02
Dave Heatley, Acting Inquiry Director, New Zealand Productivity Commission N/A
Dr Leigh Gassner, Director, Reos Partners, Australia N/A
Joe Calafiore, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Accident Commission Transport Accident Commision (TAC)
Serge Sardo, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Day 25: Friday 16 October (transcript)
What the family violence system should look like and how it should be funded (continued)

 Witnesses  Related submissions  
 Chris Eccles, Secretary, Department of Premier & Cabinet (witness statement) N/A
Gill Callister, Secretary, Department of Education & Training (witness statement) N/A
Kym Peake, Acting Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services (witness statement) N/A
Greg Wilson, Secretary, Department of Justice & Regulation (witness statement) N/A
Melissa Skilbeck, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury & Finance (witness statement) N/A
Graham Ashton, Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police Victoria Police