Queensland domestic violence taskforce to consider all-women police stations

All-female police stations will be considered to address domestic violence in Queensland, the head of a women’s justice taskforce says.

Margaret McMurdo has also revealed there’s strong support for an independent probe into police actions in the lead-up to Gold Coast mother Kelly Wilkinson’s death.

Police have rejected calls for an independent investigation into their dealings with the mother-of-three, who died after allegedly being set alight by her estranged husband in her backyard last week.

The 27-year-old was the third Queensland woman to die after allegedly being set on fire by abusive partners in the space of 14 months.

In all three cases, the women had sought the protection of police before they were killed.

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