Christian Porter

greggerypeccary

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I was right about the alleged rapist being a year or two older than the alleged victim.

It' was pretty easy to work out.
 

greggerypeccary

Active member
Morrison, before the Christian Porter case:

"One of the things that often happens with [rape] is they're not believed and their stories are not believed and it's important that their stories are believed and they know that if they come forward their stories will be believed," Morrison said. "Women in those circumstances should have a greater sense of confidence that if they tell their stories they will be believed."
 

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Ima da Sheriff
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Morrison, before the Christian Porter case:

"One of the things that often happens with [rape] is they're not believed and their stories are not believed and it's important that their stories are believed and they know that if they come forward their stories will be believed," Morrison said. "Women in those circumstances should have a greater sense of confidence that if they tell their stories they will be believed."
What is the source for that? I'll use it at OzPol.
 

greggerypeccary

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What is the source for that? I'll use it at OzPol.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-04/christian-porter-historical-rape-allegation/13212936

A different precedent
Those arguing against an inquiry, including Porter himself, point to a different precedent, that of Bill Shorten. Much like Porter now, the then-opposition leader outed himself in 2014 as the "unnamed senior Labor figure" accused of raping a woman in the 1980s. He went public after Victorian police concluded there was "no reasonable prospect of conviction." There was no demand from either side of politics at the time for a further inquiry. Both sides accepted the outcome and the historical allegation largely died as a mainstream political issue.

It's worth noting, however, the allegation did threaten to re-emerge during the 2019 election campaign.

At the time, Labor suspected the Prime Minister was making a veiled reference to Shorten when he spoke about the difficulty women often face in coming forward.

"One of the things that often happens with [rape] is they're not believed and their stories are not believed and it's important that their stories are believed and they know that if they come forward their stories will be believed," Morrison said. "Women in those circumstances should have a greater sense of confidence that if they tell their stories they will be believed."

It's not a sentiment the Prime Minister has repeated in relation to the allegation against Porter.
 
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