The demand for action following Teresa Bradford's murder has become political, with Queensland's opposition pushing for legislation to reverse the onus of proof for bail in domestic violence cases.
Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls will introduce a bill in the first week of state parliament, beginning on February 14, to ensure alleged domestic violence offenders must prove they deserve bail.
Currently, the onus is on police to prove an offender should remain in custody.
It follows the murder on Tuesday of the Gold Coast mother-of-four, who was stabbed to death by her estranged husband David in front of their children before he killed himself.
Teresa is the fifth woman allegedly killed by her partner on the Gold Coast in the past 16 months.
In response, the Labor government has announced it will look at possibly reversing the onus of proof, but first wants to examine the way similar laws work interstate.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said they had to proceed quickly but carefully.
"This is an extremely complex case. Some issues have been raised in the media, and there may be some other issues that haven't yet been fully examined," she told reporters in Gladstone.
"We need to let the police undertake their investigation and we will have a look at the findings of that."
But Mr Nicholls says action is needed now.
"Frankly we're not prepared to wait anymore. We're not going to wait for yet another review and yes, another report," he said on the Gold Coast.
"We know what happens when Labor do reports and reviews. They go to dust in George Street and it's simply not good enough."
The changes are supported by the mother of another woman killed in a domestic violence attack last November.
Bonnie Markwell Mobbs, whose daughter Shelsea Schillings was killed by her ex-partner Bronson Ellery in Southport, said the latest case was another sign things need to change.
"Pieces of paper do absolutely nothing. It's not a wall, it's not a barrier - it's a piece of paper," Ms Markwell Mobbs said.
However, the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties has sounded a note of caution, saying reversing the onus of proof would be an "extraordinary change" that could result in innocent people spending time behind bars.
QCCL vice-president Terry O'Gorman said false domestic violence allegations were frequently made by warring spouses.
"Shifting the onus of proof on domestic violence bail hearings will further aggravate the problem and cause innocent domestic violence accused to spend many long months in jail only to be acquitted or have the case later dropped," he said.
Mr O'Gorman said they did support moves to ensure the partners of domestic violence accused are informed immediately when they are about to be released on bail.
David Bradford's lawyer, Mark Donnelly, said his client would likely have been granted bail even if the onus of proof was changed due to his lack of criminal history and particular case.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
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Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78.