The head of a women's justice taskforce says 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 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 12 months. In all three cases, the women had sought the protection of police before they were killed.
Former Court of Appeal judge Margaret McMurdo, who heads a taskforce reviewing women's experiences in the justice system, says there's strong support for an independent probe into police handling of Ms Wilkinson's case.
"It's perhaps not for me to say that in the current political climate, but there is strong support I think within the community for an independent investigation," she told reporters on Thursday.
The Women's Safety and Justice Taskforce has also called for public submissions for its review of women's experiences in the criminal justice system.
Members of the public can make confidential written or typed documents submissions, or upload voice recordings.
Ms McMurdo said it was difficult not to feel as if there was a domestic violence crisis in the state given the recent incidents.
But she said there were also more complaints nowadays due to wider public awareness of the problem.
"It's two steps forward, one step back, and of course when these terrible tragedies happen our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and also the those who've suffered domestic violence in the past. It's very traumatising experience for those people in their families," she said.
"It's timely that we do feel as a community that we want to stop this, we want to do everything we can to stop it."
Ms McMurdo said the October deadline for the taskforce's recommendations for criminalising coercive control was not too late.
She said passing coercive control laws too hastily would be bad, and taking time like Scotland did would allow first responders to be trained and the community to be educated.
State Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said the government was prepared to consider any recommendation's from the women's taskforce.
She said the review was the biggest overhaul of the criminal justice system in relation to women in living memory.
"Absolutely, I can't think of the last time a government has looked at women's interactions with the entire criminal justice system," Ms Fentiman said.
"I mean, we know that one-in-five Australian women have experienced sexual assault since the age of 15, one-and-four have experienced abuse in a relationship.
"We have to do more to encourage women to come forward, but when they do (we need) make sure that our system is trauma-informed and supports them and doesn't add to their trauma."
The taskforce is due to report back on criminalising coercive control in October and the experience of women in the justice system in March.
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