Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized to a former staffer for how her sexual assault complaint was handled

Auggie

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Would be interesting to see if any studies have been done on this and if it works....Most big jobs I’ve been on any general safety measure and warnings have been noticeably ignored....
The fact of the matter is that politicians need to held to a higher standard.
 

DonDeeHippy

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See, this is the thing: the reaction is always 'go to the police', 'go to the police'. Sometimes, a person may not want to go the police and seek out 'internal' processes first.

The other thing is that referring people to go to the police is actually a way to get rid of them because they know the person doesn't want to go to the police.
Federal police are internal.....That's why the minister organized a interview and why the victim went to a meeting...She also went to the normal police.....

the rest is just your take on it, which is fine....The fact is only police and a trial if the guilt is not admitted are the only way to solve crime in Australia....
Why it might be a good idea if rape is mentioned then a police case is mandatory to the end...
 
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DonDeeHippy

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No, the federal police is 'internal' to parliamentary employment procedures.
well then what else could be done internally when a rape accusation happens ?
what would of you done, ohh wait you said you would of done exactly what the victims boss did....
 

Auggie

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"I responded to Ms Potter on the same day stating:

'Thanks Chels. Unfortunately I am not in a position to catch up this weekend. I understand you have made some serious allegations to media about an incident that you claim occurred during your time working in my office. I encourage you to talk to professionals about such matters and suggest that the Women’s Information Service or 1800Respect may be appropriate options.'
"I encourage you to talk to professionals about such matters..."

Really? Are you serious?
 

DonDeeHippy

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Police inquiry
Finally, there is the official police inquiry. Higgins is expected to make a formal complaint later this week.


9 days later and she still hasn't taken the case to the police.....
 

johnsmith

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Staff member

"I responded to Ms Potter on the same day stating:



"I encourage you to talk to professionals about such matters..."

Really? Are you serious?
I think she was more devastated because she considered him a friend. Not the sort of response you'd expect from a friend.
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member

"I responded to Ms Potter on the same day stating:



"I encourage you to talk to professionals about such matters..."

Really? Are you serious?
No, I'm saying that Simon Birmingham shouldn't have brushed off the fourth accuser and should've agreed to meet her and listen to her concerns.
This is a separate case with a different assailant and was brought to public attention quite awhile ago....
She is not the 4th victim, she has nothing to do with Higgins case....

"The allegations made by Ms Potter that were first reported on the Sydney Morning Herald website on Monday 29 July 2019

That is why I didn't know what you where talking about.... It's bad enough looking at Higgins case and the other 3 women that have come forward without looking at years old ones as well...

BTW the 4th Victim said the alleged rapist grabbed her leg during a party.... difinatly not this one....
 
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pinkeye

Wonder woman
So far you have not talked about the case just Abused me... Silly thing....
... you keep rabbiting on about 'the case.' What case is that exactly..?

In your imagination... you have some big trial already underway , do you.?

I'd suggest you wait for the facts, rather than all these aspersions and doubts you keep casting on the very idea// there could be any truth... well stuff you .. I prefer fact to supposition, surmise and ignorance.
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
... you keep rabbiting on about 'the case.' What case is that exactly..?

In your imagination... you have some big trial already underway , do you.?

I'd suggest you wait for the facts, rather than all these aspersions and doubts you keep casting on the very idea// there could be any truth... well stuff you .. I prefer fact to supposition, surmise and ignorance.
blah blah blah .... When you want to talk about Higgins let me know Pinky, so far you have contributed nothing.....
 

DonDeeHippy

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Greens candidate Philippa Clark has alleged MP Craig Kelly’s aide Frank Zumbo behaved inappropriately towards her when she was a teenager. She alleges that when she was 18, Zumbo helped her campaign and behaved inappropriately toward her, a claim he denies. Clark alleged she felt coerced into situations where she was obliged to hug and kiss Zumbo, who was in his late 40s at the time, and that on a number of occasions he touched her on the thigh, even though she told him it made her uncomfortable. Clark said she was speaking up following the publication of the allegations about an inappropriate office culture at Kelly’s electorate office.

This needs to be investigated properly, If he is in the wrong then loose his job and charged, If she is in the wrong then the same....
Time will tell....
 

johnsmith

Moderator
Staff member
And all 4 run by liberal party interests .... just more of a cover up

But there was one interesting thing in that article don

Internal federal police guidelines suggest that at the time Higgins and Reynolds spoke to police, officers were compelled to alert the home affairs minister “at the earliest opportunity” to any “politically sensitive” matter – unless there was a clear conflict of interest in doing so.
Why do the AFP notify Dutton when they investigate a politically sensitive matter? Can you imagine the uproar if they notify mob bosses when they investigate the mafia? What a load of crap. They should, where possible, complete their investigation without the need to keep Dutton informed.
 
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