Ask the right questions of suspected abuse: Batty

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty says GPs should ask questions if they suspect a patient may be a victim of domestic violence.

Ms Batty, whose estranged partner killed her son Luke and killed himself after he realised he had lost control over her, said she endured more than 12 years of threats and psychological abuse before the man physically attacked her.

“He pulled me down, he kicked me, and I had to call the police. It was extremely frightening,” she said in her opening address at the RACGP’s conference on domestic violence in