/ 22 June 2021

Now it’s over to the prosecutors…

A brief of evidence on the alleged rape of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has been handed to prosecutors by the Federal Police. ACT’s Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold said he has been asked to advise on whether to proceed with the case, but it’s unknown when that will happen. Higgins claimed in February that she was raped by a colleague in March 2019 in the Parliament House office of her then-employer Linda Reynolds. As for the inquiries that followed, 2 are ongoing. The look into what PM Morrison’s office knew about the alleged assault is set to be finalised by departmental head Phil Gaetjens “within weeks”. And Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins’ inquiry into the workplace culture in Parliament House is due to report in November.

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