Australia needs to 'get real' about domestic violence, says Quentin Bryce - Judith Ireland for The Sydney Morning Herald

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"I just feel very, very deeply about the responsibility I have as a woman to make any contribution I can to addressing this issue." Photo: Glenn Hunt/Fairfax Media

"I know I'm probably shouting at you," Quentin Bryce says, almost apologetically. "I feel so strongly about it. And so determined."

The former governor-general is not shouting – can you ever imagine it? – but her usually melodious tones have a steely edge.

She is speaking about domestic violence, which she describes as "the most grave human rights issue in the world".

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