During his press conference held in response to the rape allegations, Attorney General Christian Porter said “I am personally struggling to wrap my head around….why I have never been contacted by anyone…. No journalist has ever put the allegations to me”. This quote was put out as a tweet by Laura Jayes of Murdoch’s Sky News Australia1. It immediately drew ripostes from legendary journalist Margo Kingston (of NoFibs), who said “calls not returned so they couldn’t be put.
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The appalling Senator Sarah Henderson was installed by the government to fill a casual vacancy in the Senate after she lost her seat of Corangamite at the 2019 federal election1. Henderson has forwarded an e-mailed allegation that a sitting Labor member of parliament raped a woman. She said “In immediately referring this matter to the AFP, I have followed the procedures set out by Commissioner Kershaw in his letter of 24 February 2021.”2
Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, having handed his letter of resignation to Scott Morrison during a party room meeting. Kelly has said he will sit on the crossbench but will continue to vote with the government on legislation related to the budget, and on legislation to do with policies taken to the 2019 election1. Kelly has been damaging the government with his constant spruiking of hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin as treatments for Covid-19.
This is the fourth and, fortunately, the last comment on Scott Morrison’s embarrassing speech at the Canberra citizenship ceremony. Previous efforts have commented on Morrison’s abrogation of Commonwealth responsibility for quarantine and aged care1, his downplaying of the suffering of indigenous Australians ever since 17882, and the brutality which we have not ‘risen above’ despite Morrison maintaining we have3. Morrison didn’t stop at these, he drivelled on:
Scott Morrison seemingly believes that it is only as a father of daughters that he could deal with the Parliament House rape allegations which made the news in recent days. Morrison said: “Jenny and I spoke last night and she said to me, ‘You have to think about this as a father first.