In addition to the domestic violence, the officer had also made abusive and threatening phone calls, accessed confidential information, and failed to treat members of the community with respect and dignity, the Queensland Police Service said on Friday afternoon.
Anti-domestic violence advocates say the epidemic has claimed about 60 lives across the country this year.
“Domestic violence is the scourge on society”.
On Monday, a father allegedly killed his six-year-old daughter in her bed and then allegedly tried to kill his other daughter, aged eight. Ms Palaszczuk has agreed to adopt or support all of the report’s 140 recommendations, but only a fraction have been rolled out. Ms Palaszczuk said the project was nearly ready to go but funding from all three tiers of government was needed to ensure the rail expansion was operational for the games.
The Queensland government in Australia will rush a review of domestic violence laws after a series of brutal attacks have left two women and one girl dead and another in hospital with machete wounds in four days. The premier promised on Thursday to look at fast-tracking them, but has not been able to give specific examples of which would be given priority.
We don’t always get that opportunity, so we need to grab hold of it with both hands. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad listed recommendations that have been adopted, including a specialised domestic violence court on the Gold Coast.
“Brown did come to the Southport Police Station and raised concerns about domestic violence”, he said.
Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart was looking at ways to better protect domestic violence victims. The Australian College of Midwives said it is working with government to develop a program to ask pregnant women about their exposure to domestic violence.
On Thursday morning, a woman was shot in the head at a Gold Coast McDonald’s and died, while another woman was injured and chased down a street in Brisbane’s west by her ex-partner, who has since been charged with attempted murder.
The next day, Gold Coast mother-of-one Tara Brown, 24, was violently beaten after allegedly being run off the road by her former partner, ex-Bandidos bikie Lionel Patea.