Modern Australian

when prosecution isn't in the public interest

  • Written by Rachael Burgin, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Swinburne University of Technology

ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn.

An earlier jury had been dismissed resulting in a mistrial, after an academic research paper relating to sexual assault was found in the jury...



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