Rosie Batty is calling for domestic violence education to start in pre-school.
Rosie Batty is calling for domestic violence education to start in pre-school. Warren Lynam

Batty calls for DV courses to start in pre-school

DOMESTIC violence campaigner Rosie Batty has called for violence education for Australia's children to start as early as pre-school.

Ms Batty gave evidence at a Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence on Monday, urging such education to help those who may not be taught how to have respectful relationships in the home.

Ms Batty is the Australian of the Year. Her son Luke was killed last year by his father at a regional Victorian cricket ground.

Ms Batty called for wide cultural change in schools, police forces and the health and community sector to help change attitudes to women and family violence.

She said it would take time, but Ms Batty said schools were an "absolutely critical" place to help prevent violence in the future.


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