Taking a Stand: Responding to Domestic Violence

On 16 October 2014 Premier Jay Weatherill launched Taking a Stand: Responding to Domestic Violence.

This document includes a number of policy responses – some directly relating to the issues raised by the Coroner following the Inquest into the death of Zahra Abrahimzadeh who was murdered by her estranged husband in 2010, as well as other broader measures to help prevent domestic violence.

These responses include: 

  • Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service - funded by the South Australian Government and delivered by Victim Support Service
  • an Early Warning System designed to increase accountability and provide an escalation point when there have been flaws in responding to domestic violence (now known as the Domestic Violence Response Review)
  • ensuring all State Government agencies gain White Ribbon Workplace accreditation - being led by the Equal Opportunity Commission
  • strengthening penalties for people who are proven to be consistent domestic violence offenders

More information:

State Government responds to Zahra Abrahimzadeh inquest findings (Media Release)
Taking a Stand: Responding to Domestic Violence