3 Mar 2021

Australia's Attorney-General denies historic rape allegations

From Checkpoint, 6:20 pm on 3 March 2021

Australia's attorney general, Christian Porter, has revealed himself to be the minister accused of an historic rape allegation from three decades ago.

An anonymous letter was sent to several members of Parliament last week, including Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, alleging a woman was raped in 1988.

Police say the woman contacted officers in 2019 but did not detail her allegation in a formal statement before taking her own life last year.

Mr Porter strongly denies the allegation and addressed her family.