/ 17 June 2024

Another day in court

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann is no stranger to a courtroom – this time it’s not related to the long-running legal challenges with his former colleague Brittany Higgins… Lehrmann’s set to face a committal hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today over 2 charges of alleged rape that occurred in his Queensland hometown in October 2021. Reports say he’s planning to plead not guilty. In the meantime, his lawyers will cross-examine the complainant – who hasn’t been named – and the magistrate will decide if Lehrmann will stand trial. You might remember this case sprang into the public consciousness in October last year when Lehrmann was named as the “high-profile” man at the centre of the allegations. A Queensland law – which was later overturned – prevented him from being named earlier.

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