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Ken Lay ‘brought to tears’ by report into domestic violence

Victoria’s former chief commissioner has been brought to tears reading a Federal Government report into domestic violence.

The research, released to coincide with White Ribbon Day, has found children as young as 10 are being taught to excuse violence against women.

Ken Lay, having retired after 41 years in the force, now leads the government’s advisory committee on family violence.

He told Neil Mitchell, the community still had a long way to go.

‘When you’ve got a 14-year-old girl thinking it’s her fault that she’s been assaulted … when you’ve got boys between 10 and 14 saying it’s not so bad ‘I didn’t punch her’ – you start questioning where we’ve got this so wrong as a community,’ Mr Lay said on 3AW Mornings.

Click PLAY below to hear Ken Lay speak with Neil Mitchell.

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