Australian PM backs attorney-general accused of rape

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter is on medical leave, following rape allegations that recently surfaced. – EPA pic, March 4, 2021.

AUSTRALIA’S prime minister today threw his support behind a senior minister accused of rape, and rejected mounting calls for an independent investigation into the allegations.

Attorney-General Christian Porter – the government’s top legal officer and a former state prosecutor – yesterday tearfully denied raping a 16-year-old fellow student in 1988.

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