Temporal and relational entanglements: Exploring the Royal Commission into Family Violence
This research explores the experiences of women engaging with the 2016 Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria, Australia). Their accounts problematise the construction of public inquiries as independent, objective, and transparent discrete events. Instead, their stories drew attention to complex relational constellations, multi-directional power relations, and overlapping and ongoing temporalities. Thus, this study proposes a critical-relational conceptualisation that understands public inquiries as complex, relational and non-linear processes.