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Trial for man accused of raping Brittany Higgins delayed after defendant’s lawyer unable to appear

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The trial of the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins may be delayed by up to three weeks after his barrister pulled out days before the case was due to be heard. Bruce Lehrmann, who is charged with sexual intercour...

Megaliths and hoopoes: chance encounters in untamed Brittany

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I’m in a dark corridor with four strangers. The ceiling is low, as is the temperature, and the granite walls are covered in engravings: overlapping patterns of wavy lines and psychedelic swirls, like giant notepad doo...

Man accused of raping Brittany Higgins loses bid to delay Canberra trial

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The man accused of raping Brittany Higgins has lost his bid to delay the ACT supreme court trial. On Friday, Chief Justice Lucy McCallum rejected an application by Bruce Lehrmann for a temporary or permanent stay, al...

Public talk about Brittany Higgins’ case could impact prosecution, chief justice warns

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The Australian Capital Territory’s chief justice has warned the more the public talk about Brittany Higgins’ alleged rape, the more likely the prosecution could be halted, with a lawyer for the defence raising concern...

Brittany Ferries made it far from plain sailing to get in touch

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We have been trying to book a holiday with Brittany Ferries for the final week in May using a voucher from a previous trip cancelled because of Covid. I have repeatedly emailed the company and have had no response. Th...

Australia politics news live updates: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame to respond to Morrison apology; Labor’s religious discrimination dilemma

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Higgins and Tame will address the National Press Club a day after the prime minister’s apology to women harassed and assaulted in federal parliament – follow all the day’s news

‘Disrespectful’: Brittany Higgins criticises ditched two-week consultation for women’s safety plan

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The federal government has defended its approach to a decade-long women’s safety plan after initially opening the consultation period for only two weeks. There was a backlash from women’s safety advocates to the timef...

What went wrong with the exploitative Brittany Murphy docuseries?

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It’s telling that What Happened, Brittany Murphy?, a new docuseries on the Clueless and Girl, Interrupted actor’s confounding death in December 2009, is bookended by two overwrought sleights of hand. The two-part HBO ...

Decision to adopt independent complaints process will create safer parliament, Brittany Higgins says

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Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to adopt an independent complaints mechanism for serious incidents in Parliament House, which is the central recommendation of th...

Peter Dutton’s ‘she said, he said’ comment regarding Brittany Higgins used in defamation defence

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Refugee activist Shane Bazzi will defend Peter Dutton’s defamation claim by invoking his record as home affairs minister and a comment attributed to him in an ABC news article that he didn’t know the “she said, he sai...

Morrison’s office consulted about staffer dismissal after Brittany Higgins made rape allegation

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Scott Morrison and then-special minister of state Alex Hawke were both represented at a meeting in April 2019 to discuss dismissing the Liberal staffer who Brittany Higgins has accused of sexual assault. At the 4 Apri...

Liberal staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins not sacked until 10 days after leaving office

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The Liberal staffer alleged to have raped Brittany Higgins in 2019 did not have his employment terminated until 10 days after he left the office of then defence industry minister Linda Reynolds. The official terminati...

Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert

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Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney as the leaders seek to cooperate on parliamentary workplace reforms. Follow latest updates

Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

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WA premier Mark McGowan will decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA ...

Brittany Higgins makes formal complaint to PM’s chief of staff over alleged backgrounding

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Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has made a formal complaint to the prime minister’s chief of staff, John Kunkel, asking him to examine whether government staff have backgrounded against her or her loved ones. ...

Eric Abetz denies claim he made highly offensive comments about Brittany Higgins

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Tasmanian Liberal MP Eric Abetz has categorically denied an allegation he made highly offensive comments about the former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins. In a statement made under parliamentary privilege, the Speake...

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