The Australian - 10 September 2014
Since becoming an MP, I’ve been required to confront the reality of men’s violence against women in my own community. Initially I was horrified at its scale; one in three women in Australia has experienced physical violence. Almost one in five has been subjected to sexual assault. Most shocking of all, one woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week. I thought of all the women I knew, respected and loved, and was overwhelmed by the idea of what many of them have been subjected to.