Victim's mother pleads for DV bail changes

Scott Bailey

The mother of a Gold Coast woman killed in a domestic violence attack last year has called for an overhaul of bail laws following another murder in the region.

Bonnie Markwell Mobbs' daughter Shelsea Schillings was killed by her ex-partner Bronson Ellery in Southport last November.

She says the murder of mother-of-four Teresa Bradford at the hands of her husband this week is 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.

"My daughter was a beautiful girl. She was loving. She was caring. We don't need another person to have to live the life I have to live."

A shaken Ms Markwell Mobbs spoke beside Queensland Liberal Party leader Tim Nicholls on Thursday, as he vowed to introduce changes to bail laws at the return of parliament in a fortnight.

Her comments came after Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath announced she would examine interstate laws before considering implementing the changes.

"There needs to be no more bail," Ms Markwell Mobbs said.

"Something needs to happen now. Not tomorrow, not next month, not next year."

Ms Bradford was murdered by her estranged husband David Bradford in a murder-suicide on Tuesday, two weeks after he was granted bail over a violent November attack in which he choked and bashed his wife.

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