Sue and Lloyd Clarke

Founder of Small Steps 4 Hannah

QLDState RecipientAustralian of the Year2022

Despite unimaginable grief, Sue and Lloyd Clarke have shown extraordinary dedication to educating Australia on the dangers of coercive control and domestic violence. After the murder of their daughter Hannah and three grandchildren, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, they vowed to put a stop to domestic and family violence.

Through their foundation, Small Steps 4 Hannah, Sue and Lloyd are committed to ensuring their tragedy isn’t experienced by another family. They empower victims to speak up, guide family members to be aware of those who may be in an unsafe environment, and create safe environments for those who need them most.

Sue and Lloyd have also worked with the Queensland Government to establish the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce. It’s transforming the way Queenslanders, and Australians in general, understand family and domestic violence, while giving previously ignored victims a voice in court.

By advocating for legislative change in the justice system, Sue and Lloyd hope the criminalisation of coercive control in Queensland will become Hannah’s legacy.