ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn…
The plan for a second trial of Bruce Lehrmann has been dropped after expert medical advice warned it posed a “significant and unacceptable risk” to Brittany Higgins’ life. The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions…
In the end, we must accept there are flaws in jury processes. But finding alternatives has proved difficult, hence the reluctance of governments to abandon the status quo.
The dangers of allowing extraneous “research” are twofold. First, such evidence is not subject to the rules of admissibility. Second, it isn’t subject to the rigours of cross-examination.
Higgins accused Lehrmann of assaulting her in the parliamentary office of Reynolds, who was defence industry minister, in March 2019, after a night out drinking in two Canberra bars
Michelle & Amanda 04.10.
Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass Tuesdays interest rate hike, Australia's repatriation mission of women and children in refugee camps and the Brittany Higgins trial.
The treatment of women in Parliament House and Australian society more broadly has been the focus of much attention since the last election – how political leaders respond may decide their fate.
In two powerful addresses, Tame and Higgins have insisted on action instead of just words on sexual abuse, and reinvigorated feminism for a new generation of young women.
Scott Morrison has said “sorry” to Brittany Higgins during a parliamentary acknowledgement of victims of bullying, harassment and sexual assaults in the parliamentary workplace.
This episode will reinforce the opinion of some Liberals that Joyce has proved a liability to the government (just as they expected).
It feels like history was made in 2021. But it is hard to argue there has been concrete change at Parliament House … yet.
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Whether it’s been the vaccine rollout, a federal ICAC, political scandals or the treatment of women, the Morrison government has had a shocking year. But will it pay for it in 2022?
The review has been underway since March, speaking to current and former MPs and employees at parliament house.
Research charting women’s political careers from the moment they are first interested shows they experience abuse at each stage — and this forces some to abandon their ambitions.
The 26-year-old man has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on September 16 this year.
Politicians, staffers and academics have come together to try and address bullying and harassment at parliament house. They have three key messages.
A key part of the Morrison government’s plan to improve parliamentary culture has been made public.
Katy Gallagher on the battle to hold the government to account.
Michelle Grattan discusses the finding of Senate estimates with Katy Gallagher
The report from John Kunkel, Scott Morrison’s chief of staff, into whether the Prime Minister’s office briefed against Brittany Higgins’ partner David Sharaz has been drafted with Jesuitical subtlety.
A silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots in 1917.
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From Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union, to Christine Holgate and Brittany Higgins, suffragette white has a long history.