Ok, I can no longer resist my twopenneth. It won't surprise anyone that I don't like the ultra conservative right wing bible bashing Federal Attorney General Christian Porter. He is anti anything socially progressive and would have us all in mines breathing in coal dust for $1 a day. Photo from SBS.
He has been accused of rape in his teenage years against a woman with mental health issues who has suicided.
As she is dead and cannot provide more evidence or appear in court and aside from her initial report to police, police have closed down investigations.
The Federal Government won't raise an enquiry into our chief law officer Porter's accused rape and in my opinion that is correct. There is little even circumstantial evidence. NSW police have investigated as far as they can. The Federal Police say it is out of their jurisdiction. South Australia Police are still investigating in some manner. If more evidence arises, and might about to when Four Corners is broadcast, I could change my opinion.
Porter is now on extended mental health sick leave.
While the government won't hold an enquiry, Porter is suing our government funded broadcaster because before he admitted he was the person in question, the ABC gave out enough information for him to be identified. This is so untrue. I am in tune with news and I was hanging out to know which minister was accused of rape and not once did the ABC come close to identifying who the alleged rapist was. When he named himself, it was a complete surprise to me, but then of course no surprise really and I pointed my finger gun at my head and said, of course.
No government enquiry into the matter, but boy, will the defamation case against the ABC become an open air enquiry.
The combo inherited and self made wealthy Porter should just go as quietly and gracefully as he can from politics and shut the phuc up (thanks for the spelling Padre).
One further thing that occurs to me, if you rape when you are a teenager, might you as a privileged wealthy white man not rape again?
I think the outcome of this may be a good conversation about what is and isn't rape. It is far more complicated than no means no. From personal experience, I know.