Tina Louise Greer's case has been the impetus for starting the project. Unfortunately, Tina's case highlights the many discrepancies within policy, norms and governance concerning domestic violence, missing persons and homicide.
Tina went missing on 18/01/2012. Before her disappearance, she was in an abusive relationship and feared for her life countless times. Les Sharman (boyfriend) was the last person to see her, police found her car just kilometres from his property and her phone was switched off inside his property lines. For ten years, Tina was classified as a missing person. It was suspected Les Sharman murdered Tina. Although, Les Sharman was never formally interviewed by police.
In May 2022 a Queensland Coroner ruled that Tina is deceased, although the location of her remains is unknown. Conveniently it is now accepted that Les Sharman (now deceased) murdered Tina in 2012. Despite appealing for an inquest, the Coroner has denied one, stating that it is not in the public interest to hold an inquest.
The Tina Greer Project has been founded 1. to demonstrate that Tina's case is in the public interest and 2. to tackle issues facing the community concerning domestic violence, homicide, and missing persons.
Relying on policy and structural change to happen organically is not something we can afford to wait for.