Dutton chose not to tell PM about assault

Dutton chose not to tell PM about assault
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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton decided not to tell the prime minister about an alleged rape at Parliament House so he wouldn’t compromise a potential police investigation. Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has made a formal complaint to police that she was raped by a colleague at Parliament House in 2019. Mr Dutton has confirmed Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw informed him about the alleged assault on February 11, four days before the prime minister says he was told. Ms Higgins spoke to police on February 5, with the AFP then informing Mr Dutton because it was a politically sensitive investigation. He decided not to tell Scott Morrison because it was an operational matter for police. “I took a decision that I wasn’t going to disclose that…



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