Coercive control and domestic abuse: what might have saved Hannah Clarke and her children?

“I was thinking it wasn’t abuse because he never hit me.”

These are words that will stay with Suzanne Clarke. Her daughter, Hannah Clarke, who was burned to death in Brisbane last week with her three children, told her mother that she had questioned herself “for years” about whether she was in a domestic violence situation.

With Hannah’s father, Lloyd, and her brother, Nathaniel, the devastated mother told A Current Affair her daughter’s story, of the control and manipulation that preceded her ultimate fear for her physical wellbeing.

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