Aria award winning singer Christine Anu says she watched her mother endure years of mental and physical abuse and lived in women's shelters as a child.
Later in the week Anu will publish an article on her website to encourage the community to strip away the stigma surrounding domestic violence.
Anu is now calling for schools to include early education in high schools about what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
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