3 Mar 2021

Sexual assault allegations mounting in Canberra

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:42 pm on 3 March 2021

1:37 Sexual assaults allegations mounting in Canberra  

A former political advisor to the Liberal Party has alleged she was raped by a former colleague during her time working in Canberra, and when she reported it at the time in 2019 no action was taken. 

Now Brittany Higgins' decision to go public has led to more women coming forward talking of similar experiences during their time in the Australian capital. 

Sydney based neuropsychologist Hannah Korrel talks to Jesse about the culture problems in the city and her own experience from working there.

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Photo: AFP

Where to get help

If you have been affected by sexual violence and need support contact Wellington HELP on their 24/7 support line, 04 801 6655.

Other agencies

NZ Police

Victim Support 0800 842 846

Rape Crisis 0800 88 33 00

Rape Prevention Education

Empowerment Trust

Safe to talk: a 24/7 confidential helpline for survivors, support people and those with harmful sexual behaviour: 0800044334.

Mosaic - Tiaki Tangata Peer support for males who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse: 0800 94 22 94

 

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