17 Mar 2021

Women's rally puts pressure on Australia government

From Nine To Noon, 9:49 am on 17 March 2021

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about the rallies held around the country against sexual assault, discrimination and harassment of women and what impact recent allegations of assault within the Parliamentary precinct has had on the government.

She'll also talk about how Mathias Cormann, former Finance Minister, has won his bid to become secretary-general of the OECD - despite Australia's chequered record on climate change.

Former government staffer Brittany Higgins, who alleged publicly last month that she had been raped by a colleague in a minister's office in 2019, reacts as she speaks before protesters during a rally against sexual violence.

Brittany Higgins, who recently spoke out about being raped at Parliament, reacts ahead of her speech to the rally on Monday. Photo: AFP