A Mother's Story

A Mother's Story

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Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg's final act of control over her.

Since the events of last February, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and mind all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness. In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie's advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia's first royal commission into family violence, and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. The then Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay called it 'the Rosie Batty factor'. In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year, 2015.

Inspiring, heartfelt and profoundly moving, this is Rosie's story.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 190g
  • ABC/ Bolinda Audio
  • VIC, Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489052798
  • 9781489052797
  • 1,873,466

About Rosie Batty

Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia's National Courage Medal recipient. In 2014, she rose above personal tragedy and the great loss of her eleven-year-old son, Luke, who was killed by his father in a very public assault, to become a leader in the crusade against family violence. Now a tireless campaigner, Rosie has established the Luke Batty Foundation and the Never Alone Campaign, in which she asks all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence by signing up at neveralone.com.au. Bryce Corbett is an Australian journalist who has been living and working in Paris for more than six years. He arrived there after a two-year stint in London, where he worked as a print journalist at The Times and as a television producer at Sky News. He has written for The Australian, The Age, The Sun Herald, Vogue and Australian Gourmet Traveller to name a few. Before leaving Australia he worked for six years at the Daily Telegraph, most notably as its Page 13 gossip columnist. He now lives in Paris with his wife, Shay. Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia's National Courage Medal recipient. In 2014, she rose above personal tragedy and the great loss of her eleven-year-old son, Luke, who was killed by his father in a very public assault, to become a leader in the crusade against family violence. Now a tireless campaigner, Rosie has established the Luke Batty Foundation and the Never Alone Campaign, in which she asks all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence by signing up at neveralone.com.au.
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