17 Apr 2024

Australia: Bruce Lehmann verdict, Bondi Junction stabbing fallout

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 17 April 2024

Australia correspondent Chris Niesche joins Kathryn to talk about the verdict in the high-profile defamation case brought by Bruce Lehrmann against the Ten media network, over allegations it aired about his rape of a Parliamentary staffer Brittany Higgins.

While the network received some criticism, the judge agreed that on the balance of probabilities, Lehrmann had indeed raped Ms Higgins, marking a rare win for the media in defamation proceedings.

Chris will also talk about the next steps as the country reels from the weekend mass stabbing at Bondi Junction Westfield, and Woolworths boss Brad Banducci who has has been threatened with a six-month prison sentence for failing to answer questions about the supermarket's profits at an Australian Senate inquiry.

Image of Bruce Lehrmann emerging from court on April 15, 2024 in Sydney, Australia.

Bruce Lehrmann emerges from court on April 15, 2024 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images / Don Arnold