Dating violence films
The key questions are: Heather Nancarrow, CEO of Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) told Fact Check that when the movement to prevent domestic violence began in the 1970s, the term was synonymous with men's violence against their intimate female partners and these victims are still the focus of many domestic violence services.
Around 17,000 people aged 18 and over were asked, in private, about their experience of violence since the age of 15.
These claims can be distilled down to two key questions — what are the proportions of male and female victims relative to each other, and how are rates of domestic violence changing over time?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics notes that there is no single agreed definition of domestic violence.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham has been critical of Ms Batty's characterisation and claimed in a podcast in January that surveys showed women were safer than ever before and unacceptable incidents of domestic assault were no worse than they were 20 or 30 years ago.
Ms Batty has also spoken of the "gendered" nature of domestic violence and told the Victorian Parliament in November last year that the statistics showed it was clearly an issue affecting women.