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Hannah Clarke Podcast: Listening Could Save Lives

Sue and Lloyd Clarke spoke about how they balance the grieving process of losing their daughter and grandchildren to domestic violence.

By Ally BarnesMonday 29 May 2023Hope BreakfastSocial JusticeReading Time: 2 minutes

Hannah Clarke was an Australian woman who was fatally burned in a petrol fire in her car, along with her three children, by her estranged husband. The impact of this horrific act of domestic violence brought the issue out from behind closed doors and sparked a conversation about a form of domestic violence few had heard of – coercive control. 

Three years on, and a new podcast has dropped called Hannah’s Story. It’s six episodes that tell the full story: what lead to the crime, what’s been learned, and what still needs to change to protect women, and men, in abusive relationships.

Hannah Clarke and her children

Source: Small Steps 4 Hannah Facebook / Hannah Clarke and her children


If you or someone you know have experienced domestic abuse or violence help is available on 1800 RESPECT. 1800 737 732. Visit our Counselling and Helplines page for more useful community services.


Parents Sue and Lloyd Clarke spoke to Hope Breakfast about how they balance the grieving process while speaking out and engaging with the trauma on a regular basis.

They talked about red flags, and what coercive control looked like in Hannah’s marriage. Sue and Lloyd are passionate about breaking the cycle and their foundation Small Steps 4 Hannah is involved with the development of a school program teaching young children about healthy and respectful relationships.

Sue and Lloyd Clarke

Source: Small Steps 4 Hannah Facebook / Sue and Lloyd Clarke 

Hannah’s Story is now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Listen to the interview with Sue & Lloyd Clarke in the player above.