24.02.21. What did Australia do to the “Gods” to be cursed with such a plethora of lousy politicians. Linda Reynolds in this case—a one time ‘Brigadier’ in the ADF. One might have thought that being a woman the matter of rape, in her bloody office, would be a meticulously recorded incident? Reynolds, if anybody, would know the seriousness of such an incident and the chain of command for reporting. A few days one way or another—who cares! Imagine being sent into battle under her orders? Hell NO! Thank heavens she is not your accountant doing your tax return! Mediocrity is the new excellence with today’s politics. May God save Australia because the defence minister can’t!
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has issued a correction on a specific detail of the case concerning former Liberal staffer and alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins. The bungled handling of the alleged rape of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has forced Defence Minister Linda Reynolds into an embarrassing backtrack to correct her version of events.
Source: Clare Armstrong, News Corp
Brittany Higgins: Defence Minister corrects record on timing of police meeting
Ms Reynolds had told the Senate she facilitated a meeting with Ms Higgins and the Australian Federal Police on April 1, several days after the former staffer claims she was raped on a couch in the minister’s office.
In a letter to the President of the Senate Scott Ryan, Ms Reynolds corrected the record saying she only met with the AFP on April 4 without Ms Higgins.
“The fact they escalated it to meeting with the assistant AFP commissioner, that’s news to me,’’ Ms Higgins said.
Ms Higgins is expected to meet with the AFP today to make a formal complaint against the man she alleges raped her in Parliament House in March 2019.
The man was terminated from his Liberal staffer role on 26 March 2019, only days after the alleged assault took place and later became employed in the private sector.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday confirmed the alleged perpetrator’s employment ended due to the security breach triggered when he and Ms Higgins entered Ms Reynolds’ office after hours.
“It was because of a security breach,” he said.
“It related to the entry into those premises.”
Mr Morrison said he expected findings of an independent inquiry to examine how complaints and staff issues are handled would be finalised “well in advance” of the next federal election.