/ 22 February 2021

Higgins to make it formal

Almost 2 years after she was allegedly attacked by a colleague in Parliament House, former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins is expected to make a formal complaint to police on Wednesday, reports say. Last week Higgins said she’d held off because she felt pressured to choose between going to the police or her dream job. Meanwhile, this morning’s Australian (paywall) reports that a third woman claims she’d been sexually assaulted by the man in question. An unnamed second woman told the publication “If this had been properly dealt with by the government in 2019, this would not have happened to me.” PM Morrison – who has launched 4 separate reviews stemming from the allegations – said on Saturday that the report of a second woman “sickened” him. Labor, which smells a coverup, continues to ask questions about who knew what about Higgins’ alleged attack.

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