AFP letter warns MPs delay reporting crimes could lead to reoffending in wake of Brittany Higgins rape allegation
The head of the Australian Federal Police has warned Prime Minister Scott Morrison about the need for politicians to report crimes quickly, as fallout from a rape allegation made by former staffer Brittany Higgins continues.
- The Prime Minister says he requested a letter from the AFP to provide guidance to MPs
- The letter warns against delay in reporting criminal conduct
- A number of ministers were aware of a 2019 allegation of rape in Parliament House before they were made public last week, prompting questions about how they responded
The letter from Reece Kershaw comes in the wake of sexual assault allegations made by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins.
“I cannot state strongly enough the importance of timely referrals of allegations of criminal conduct,” Commissioner…