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Trump comments not tolerated here: Batty

AAP logoAAP 10/10/2016 Melissa Meehan

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's latest derogatory sexist comments would not be tolerated in Australia, says Victorian anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty

It is great to see so many people damning Mr Trump for his "negative, derogatory, outdated, unhelpful and unhealthy" comments about a woman, Ms Batty told reporters on Monday.

"I think what's great is, that comments made by somebody who is so high profile and potentially a world leader, are out there for us to be publicly criticising and I think that we are able to hold him to account , " Ms Batty said at the launch of a respectful relationships curriculum for schools.

"It certainly wouldn't be tolerated in Australia."

Mr Trump's campaign is in damage control following the release of tapes in which he was heard making lewd remarks.

Ms Batty has been widely celebrated for her advocacy against family violence after son Luke was murdered by his father two and a half years ago.

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