Rape and sexual assault

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Julie Bishop takes aim at federal government ministers over handling of rape allegations
The ex-deputy Liberal leader says if someone came to her with a sexual assault allegation ‘I would have felt a duty ... to inform the police’

Paul Karp

08, Mar, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Australia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client
MinterEllison’s chief, Annette Kimmitt, reportedly sent an all-staff email in which she apologised for ‘pain’ caused by representing attorney general

Michael McGowan

05, Mar, 2021 @8:58 PM

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Australia consumed by rape claim against attorney general
Protests planned as unease grows over government’s resistance to ordering inquiry into alleged incident in 1988

Amy Remeikis in Canberra

05, Mar, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Police urge Sydney private schools to step up response to students' alleged sexual assaults
NSW police hold crisis meeting with school leaders to address rape culture following petition calling for better consent education

Elias Visontay

05, Mar, 2021 @8:48 AM

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Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins to lead review into parliament’s workplace culture
Simon Birmingham contacted Jenkins after a fourth complaint emerged against the former staffer who is alleged to have raped Higgins

Katharine Murphy Political editor

05, Mar, 2021 @3:20 AM

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More friends and family of Christian Porter accuser back calls for rape allegation inquiry
The attorney general acknowledges he may have seen the woman after 1988, despite saying he had no recollection of further contact

Paul Karp, Christopher Knaus and Katharine Murphy

04, Mar, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Ex-Tory MP fails in bid to appeal against jail term for sexual assault
Charlie Elphicke was sentenced to two years last year after being found guilty of three counts of assault

Ben Quinn

03, Mar, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Allen v Farrow is pure PR. Why else would it omit so much? | Hadley Freeman
The new HBO documentary in which Mia and Dylan Farrow revisit their 1992 allegation against Woody Allen claims to be an even-handed investigation. But its failure to present the facts makes it feel more like activism

Hadley Freeman

03, Mar, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Christian Porter denies historical rape allegation, declaring he won't step down as attorney general
Emotional minister says ‘nothing in the allegations that have been printed ever happened’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Mar, 2021 @7:43 AM

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Grace Tame rebukes Scott Morrison for his handling of sexual assault claims
Australian of the year says prime minister has ‘clearly not’ lived up to his expressed hope that rape survivors feel they will be believed

Amy Remeikis

03, Mar, 2021 @6:25 AM

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ADF chief's advice to cadets not to go out alone while ‘attractive’ criticised as dangerous
General Angus Campbell told cadets they should avoid alcohol and being out late alone so as not to become vulnerable to sexual predators

Elias Visontay

03, Mar, 2021 @5:13 AM

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Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again; Consent: A Memoir – reviews
Katherine Angel’s thought-provoking book examines the limitations of the concept of consent, while Vanessa Springora’s powerful memoir recounts the horrors of its abuse

Stephanie Merritt

02, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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