1. Hannah Clarke

In February 2020, the name Hannah Clarke was etched into the national consciousness. But who was Hannah? She was a natural leader, full of energy and positivity. She was a supportive friend, loyal daughter and sister, but most of all an incredible mother.  As we try to understand the evolution of Hannah’s relationship with Rowan Baxter, her family and friends open up their hearts to share their most intimate memories, and their heartbreak, watching a strong woman change before their eyes.  Learn more here about Small Steps 4 Hannah  If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please reach out for help. 1800 RESPECT  1800 737 732 Mensline  1300 78 99 78 Lifeline  13 11 14 Beyond DVSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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It was one of the most horrific acts of domestic violence Australia has seen. On Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 Hannah Clarke and her three young children Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey were killed by Rowan Baxter, their father & Hannah’s estranged husband - set on fire in their car in a quiet Brisbane street.  It sparked outrage, shock and a community conversation about a form of domestic violence few had even heard of - coercive control. Now, Nine News Presenter Melissa Downes, alongside Producer Jess Lodge, delve deeper to better understand what happened: speaking to family, friends, first responders, witnesses, domestic violence experts and political leaders - some speaking for the very first time to reveal the whole story... Hannah’s Story. This podcast explores details from the days, months, even years, leading up to the crime that the public hasn’t been told. Details that will shock you, disappoint you and leave you asking - how did this happen? And what needs to be done to make sure it never happens again? What needs to change to protect other women, and men, in abusive relationships? We also hope to help spread the messages Hannah’s parents Sue & Lloyd are advocating, through their organisation Small Steps 4 Hannah. New episodes weekly, starting Monday May 22nd. Episode 1: Hannah Clarke - May 22 Episode 2: Red Flags - May 22 Episode 3: 19th February 2020 - May 29 Episode 4: The Inquest - June 5 Episode 5: Lessons Learned - June 12 Episode 6: Hannah’s Legacy  - June 19