Australian PM backs attorney-general accused of rape


Posted: Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 4:27


Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday expressed support for his attorney-general, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a teenager.

Morrison told reporters Australia must follow the rule of law and the presumption of innocence in the matter, after police concluded there was insufficient evidence to investigate lawmaker Christian Porter, a 50-year-old former prosecutor.

The woman who accused Porter died by suicide last year after she had gone to police and then later withdrawn her complaint. Her accusation against Porter became public last week after being sent anonymously to Morrison and other lawmakers.

The case has intensified scrutiny of the culture in Parliament, where a staff member two weeks ago made an unrelated claim that she was raped by a senior colleague.

In the latest case, Morrison said his heart broke for the woman's family, who lost a loved one.

“These are harrowing events," he said.

But he said Porter had absolutely rejected the allegations and Australia must follow the law.

“You will be aware of the terrible things that can happen in a country where the rule of law is not upheld and is not supported, in whatever the circumstances," Morrison said. "The rule of law is essential for liberal democracies, and we weaken it at our great peril.”

Prominent lawyers and the woman’s friends have called for an independent inquiry to test the evidence against Porter, while some opposition lawmakers say the allegations are serious and credible.

But Morrison said police were the authorized authorities to make judgments about the case, and “that's where the matter rests.”

On Wednesday, Porter held an emotional press conference in which he said he wouldn't quit his job.

"If I stand down from my position as attorney-general because of an allegation about something that simply did not happen, then any person in Australia can lose their career, their job, their life’s work based on nothing more than an accusation that appears in print,” Porter said.

The allegations date back more than three decades, when Porter was 17 and his accuser was 16, and they competed alongside each other on a four-member school debate team.

Porter said he remembered his accuser as intelligent, bright and happy — but that nothing sexual occurred between them.

“It just didn’t happen,” he told reporters.

Porter said he's planning to take a couple of weeks off “just for my own sanity” before returning to work.

Morrison said he was pleased Porter was taking the break.

“I’m looking forward to him returning to his duties once that period of leave is completed," the prime minister said.

A new confidential complaints hotline for reporting serious workplace incidents has been set up for Parliament House staff, the government said this week.

Snowfall Season 4 Episode 3 Online watch Free
WandaVision Season 1 Episode 9 Online Watch Free
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 9 Online Watch Free
123Movies-[SerieS Official] Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 13 Online FULL Episode
123Movies-[SerieS Official] The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 18 Online FULL Episode
123Movies-[SerieS Official] Good Girls Season 4 Episode 1 Online FULL Episode
123Movies-[SerieS Official] Heartland Season 14 Episode 8 Online FULL Episode
123Movies-[SerieS Official] American Gods Season 3 Episode 8 Online FULL Episode
123Movies-[SerieS Official] Shameless Season 11 Episode 7 Online FULL Episode
Putting Team Australia on global critical minerals map
Leonardo offers cyber security courses in Australia

barrington zykell

Posted: Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 10:46

I found your this post while searching for some related information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information. 먹튀검증사이트


Posted: Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 13:29

When a blind man bears the standard pity those who follow…. Where ignorance is bliss ‘tis folly to be wise…. 토토사이트

barrington zykell

Posted: Mon, Mar 15, 2021, 6:54

I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. 먹튀검증사이트

barrington zykell

Posted: Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 8:53

I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well. safestore auto

barrington zykell

Posted: Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 13:09

A very awesome blog post. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. 가입머니

barrington zykell

Posted: Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 13:09

A very awesome blog post. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. 가입머니

barrington zykell

Posted: Sun, Mar 21, 2021, 13:41

You there, this is really good post here. Thanks for taking the time to post such valuable information. Quality content is what always gets the visitors coming. advanced legal writing


Posted: Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 8:59

I have read all the comments and suggestions posted by the visitors for this article are very fine,We will wait for your next article so only.Thanks! walmartone schedule


Posted: Thu, Mar 25, 2021, 8:51

Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post. google ranking verbessern

barrington zykell

Posted: Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 13:26

This article is an engaging abundance of enlightening information that is intriguing and elegantly composed. I praise your diligent work on this and thank you for this data. You have what it takes to get consideration. cheap PCB supplier

barrington zykell

Posted: Sun, Mar 28, 2021, 11:08

I want to say thanks for beautiful blog sharing with us. Your blog really great resource to update my knowledge. Onewheel Accessory


Posted: Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 6:34

Buy healing stone bracelets for chakra balancing, reiki energy healing, meditation, yoga, stress, anxiety depression Personalized to your healing needs and intentions Crystal bracelets to attract abundance, luck, money, love, remove negativity, enhance psychic power, increase willpower, motivation, and more! healing stone bracelets


Posted: Fri, Apr 2, 2021, 9:21


barrington zykell

Posted: Sat, Apr 3, 2021, 9:34

A very awesome blog post. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Great work Flightfins


Posted: Thu, Apr 8, 2021, 6:19

I'm constantly searching on the internet for posts that will help me. Too much is clearly to learn about this. I believe you created good quality items in Functions also. Keep working, congrats! Computer Support and Services companies Cheviot Hills Los Angeles, California


Posted: Thu, Apr 8, 2021, 15:39

Faux leather or can be named Synthetic leather or Imitation leather or Artificial leather, There are 3 primary types of faux leather fabrics Faux Leather ViewPoint, Please visit our website to get the best & honest information for all kind of leathers. faux leather


Posted: Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 18:41

Buy Pharmacy grade drugs to boost stamina and enhance performance. Buy HGH, mens sexual health products, weight loss remedy, EPO and Clenbuterol Buy Online. sibutramine buy


Posted: Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 17:28

Meetursugar makes dating easy and fun for everyone. With our first date tool, our members discover high-quality, frequent first dates. We ensure that all people active on our site are serious about dating. Dating in New York


Posted: Wed, Apr 21, 2021, 0:48

I'm impressed, I must say. Very rarely do I come across a blog thats both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you ve hit the nail on the head. Your blog is important..


Posted: Tue, May 11, 2021, 19:47

HOVERBOARD UK with 1 year warranty and FREE next day delivery Made from British Design Buy genuine Hoverboards for sale online at HOVERBOARD PRO HOVERBOARD


Posted: Wed, May 12, 2021, 17:40

Bougie Moms love class and style and they will love the itzy ritzy diaper bag, Gender Neutral , tons of features and style galore. If you're a mom who isn't ready to give up on style and want the look of a chic bag combined with the function of a diaper bag, then this one's specially designed for you!

barrington zykell

Posted: Sun, May 16, 2021, 6:48

I have added and shared your site to my social media accounts to send people back to your site because I am sure they will find it extremely helpful too. dry eyes


Posted: Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 18:44

Do you live in Oakville or the Halton region including Burlington in Halton Hills and Milton and are you looking for scrap car removal in Oakville Milton and Burlington areas scrap cars Oakville offers Top Cash on the spot for all old and unwanted Vehicles we pay cash for cars and we throw away all the scrap and junk cars from Oakville Burlington and Milton areas oakville tow truck

barrington zykell

Posted: Tue, Jun 22, 2021, 7:00

Winslot adalah situs Daftar King4d ​dan pasang nomor togel 2D, 3D, 4D Singapura, Laos, Burma, Hanoi Prediksi Togel Singapura hari ini dengan rumus jitu togel.


Posted: Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 21:07

Teck Genius provides IT Support Essex that your business can depend on. As a managed IT support provider, we offer a host of managed IT services.Please visit our Website ​for more details, Thank You.


Posted: Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 17:01

Slots sites are the most popular search online, that is why we try to collect the Best Slots Sites ​​here as a list for convenience over time. Best Slots Sites


Posted: Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 14:36

the prime minister is a fabulous person.
lakewood ranch roofers


Posted: Tue, Jul 20, 2021, 11:57

I'm impress with this blog. Concrete Contractors Worcester MA.


Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2021, 9:13

credit repair houston is just a call away.


Posted: Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 17:08

The #1 trusted Polaris UTV by land owners, farmers, and hunters for over a decade. Polaris Ranger For Sale UK 0 Finance Available Full range available at Beckside Machinery Official Polaris Dealers UK. Beckside Machinery Ltd, registered as a limited company in England and Wales, Please visit our Website for more details. Thank You.


Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 5:35

Thank you a lot for providing individuals with a very spectacular possibility to read critical reviews from this site.


Posted: Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 6:08

You really had a nice idea on so amazed with it commercial fence installation


Posted: Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 17:38

A very tricky issue to navigate as apolitician. I don't know who's right. roofing largo