ABC using dead woman to own the cons after Pell humiliation

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129 Responses to ABC using dead woman to own the cons after Pell humiliation

  1. Is the ABC going to create a OuiJa Channel to investigate some of the more horrid nastiness that have overcome its core demographic throughout history?

  2. notafan says:

    Where will this go?

    No complainant, withdrawn complaint.

  3. C.L. says:

    Where will it go?
    To the naming of the man. That is the goal.

    Left-wing extremists in this country are sick of the Morrison government and are now trying to rape-blast them from office in what is an obviously coordinated campaign.

  4. Exit Stage Right says:

    What did Tony Abbott know about this and when did he know it?
    The traitorous ABC will go to any depths to malign the Liberals, and the Liberals let the ABC feministas walk all over them.

  5. notafan says:

    The field is already very narrow.

  6. Dot says:

    Rather bold of the ABC and ALP to try this strategy.

  7. Crossie says:

    Exit Stage Right says:
    February 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm
    What did Tony Abbott know about this and when did he know it?
    The traitorous ABC will go to any depths to malign the Liberals, and the Liberals let the ABC feministas walk all over them.

    Liberals know how to fix the ABC’s little red wagon but they won’t so excuse me if I don’t care.

  8. David Brewer says:

    Boy it would have been hard enough to get to the truth of a 30-odd year old rape allegation if the woman claiming to have been raped was alive, determined to prove her allegation, and of sound mind, but…

    Friends of the woman, who had years earlier been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, say her mental health deteriorated in the weeks before she took her life. She had made previous suicide attempts.

    The NSW Police statement said: “On Wednesday 24 June 2020, the body of a 49-year-old woman was located at a home at Adelaide by South Australia Police (SA Pol).”

    The day before she took her life, the woman informed NSW Police that she no longer wished to proceed with the investigation.

    If the man accused feels guilty enough to resign, let him do so. Otherwise, what on earth is the point of spending expensive judicial resources on such unprovable obscurities?

    By the way I presume this sort of nonsense only comes up because the statute of limitations now sets no time limit on prosecutions for child abuse. The woman must have been just under 18 at the time (the dates match). Otherwise the case would have been moot decades ago.

  9. notafan says:

    It is bizarre that a credible allegation by another woman who was also sixteen at the time, has had zero impact on the career of a prime ministerial hopeful, but this one will bring down a government or so hoped.

  10. BrettW says:

    The incident relates to 1988 and the female took her own life last year after making a report but prior to being interviewed. The incident took place before the alleged perpetrator entered Parliament. Seems Penny Wong and Hanson Young had been informed about the case but the way ABC writes it up you would think they are actual witnesses.

    Just what is the PM or Police supposed to do about it ?

  11. Roger says:

    Where will this go?

    No complainant, withdrawn complaint.

    A political trial.

  12. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Where will it go?
    To the naming of the man. That is the goal.

    Left-wing extremists in this country are sick of the Morrison government and are now trying to rape-blast them from office in what is an obviously coordinated campaign.”

    Yep…though Morrison & Co are to blame for turning the other cheek to the progressive left….all this has done is further empower them.

    Perhaps now they should start talking about Sherriff.

  13. calli says:

    Rather bold of the ABC and ALP to try this strategy.

    Yes. Perhaps a certain SLF is past his “use by” date.

  14. Lee says:

    Left-wing extremists in this country are sick of the Morrison government and are now trying to rape-blast them from office in what is an obviously coordinated campaign.

    With the enthusiastic and full support of the ABC.
    Will even the most diehard ABC supporters finally admit that it is not just biased, but fiercely partisan?
    Yet there are still Libs who believe that the ABC is their friend.

  15. lotocoti says:

    The letter requests urgent action be taken by the Prime Minister to investigate …

    Anyone else surprised Prime Ministerial responsibilities include directing criminal investigations?

  16. Dot says:

    “All I really want, in the end, is for this to have been reported to the NSW Police Force and to know that a copy of this document, and a transcript of any interview they might do with me, is in their archives…

    What a load of shit.

  17. Old Lefty says:

    Seven-Nilligan is still in denial about the High Court’s throwing out the ouija board case against the so-called victim who assured his mother that he had never been abused.

    If you want to see a spectacular case of intellectual and moral evasion, take a look at the annual report for 2019-20 from the Victorian DPP, the lovely (sarc) Kerri Judd. She buries the Pell case in a cryptic passing reference to one of the eight appeals against Victorian convictions being upheld – no further details. Admittedly, she didn’t drag the reputation of the Victorian courts through the mud single handed – Ferguson and Maxwell have a lot to answer for – but she and Cain should be held to account.

  18. Old Lefty says:

    Obviously the complainant’s name wasn’t Kathy Sheriff. She has gone straight down the ABC memory hole.

  19. Lee says:

    So the accused cannot clear himself now, even if innocent?
    How convenient for the ABC and the federal opposition.

  20. Dunnybrush says:

    So Milligan couldn’t get this story up in the original 4 Corners report. Everybody has gone away to think of a new strategy to tear down a conservative man. Wong and SHY oblige with a curiously timed referral. The system works…. Never change Auntie.

  21. Shy Ted says:

    ScoMo, like previous Liberal leaders, gets it all wrong. No sympathy.

  22. Megan says:

    And we are surprised by this, why?

  23. Baa Humbug says:

    I wonder why the woman wanted to withdraw the complaint one day before taking her life?
    Although this seems more believable than other #MeToo stories, it would be injustice to out the man allegedly involved, when he can’t really defend himself 32 years after the event.

  24. Megan says:

    ScoMo, like previous Liberal leaders, gets it all wrong. No sympathy.

    Agreed. As Marshmallow Man is a TurdBull appointed acolyte I would expect nothing less.

  25. Whalehunt fun says:

    He should just out himself and say he’s not interested in any accusation or any other thing that comes through the hands of filth like those two, then blatantly refuse to discuss it with anyone including the police. Every time it is raised just say the two words leftie filth and then nothing more.

  26. calli says:

    Just to rub the salt in…

    We’re paying for this sh*t.

  27. Scott Osmond says:

    This is an orchestrated attack. Brittany layed the groundwork now this appears. It stinks to high heaven. Using claims from a dead person who can’t be cross examined to get a political advantage. But the SFL’s will tamely line up for the fireing squad. At this point Scotty deserves to lose the next election.

  28. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Whalehunt fun says:
    February 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm
    He should just out himself and say he’s not interested in any accusation or any other thing that comes through the hands of filth like those two, then blatantly refuse to discuss it with anyone including the police. Every time it is raised just say the two words leftie filth and then nothing more.”

    And hire defamation lawyers.

  29. Scott Osmond says:

    Cassie, the problem with defamation is that by the time the judge rules the damage has been done. Secondly who will have to pay? It will be the taxpayer through the ABC. I have no sympathy for anyone in this government as they’ve shown that they won’t defend themselves and by their craven cowardice only invite such attacks.

  30. Muddy says:

    C.L., I would very much like to see yourself and other regulars insert descriptors preceding selected identifications, at the very least in your headlines.

    To wit: The Elitist ABC…, The Controversial ABC …, The Divisive ABC…, etc.

    This request may read as pedantry, however I believe such adjectives are not only correct (as perceived by the author, and substantiated by the text), but necessary.

    Were Catallaxy to become a topic of interest to the journolice (H/T I forget who; Faye?) class, do we think they would refrain from describing either Sinc or the site as controversial, right wing, far right, or extremist?

    Without becoming hyperbolic, I believe it necessary to call it as we see it.

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I have no sympathy for anyone in this government as they’ve shown that they won’t defend themselves and by their craven cowardice only invite such attacks.”

    Agree with you 100%. They refuse to take on their ABC, they refuse to take on the left.
    I’ve said it here on the Cat before….it was after the Four Corners “expose” back in November about Tudge and Porter…the Liberals have brought this on themselves and I have zero sympathy for them. I would add that not one person in the upper echelons of the government has ever come out and publicly defended Pell….instead when Pell was convicted back in March 2019…Morrison joined in the denunciations. Morrison didn’t say anything after the HC acquittal last April…nada…nothing. Instead Porter rushed to release the RC findings to further embarrass Pell. So with the hit job on Porter last November, I laughed out loud….no sympathy from me.

  32. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I would also add that the SFL, in March of last year, in an act of unforgivable bastardry, supported the senate motion put up by those two skanks, Wong and Keneally, to censure Bettina Arndt in the senate.

    I can never, ever forgive them for that.

    You reap what you sow.

  33. Epicurious says:

    So with the hit job on Porter last November, I laughed out loud….no sympathy from me.

    Karma like a good self raising flour always rises to the occasion.

  34. Epicurious says:

    When the coalition MPs go through the airport scanner are any balls detected, apart from Minister Cash?

  35. areff says:

    If, as seems likely, its a NSW cabinet minister the ABC has in the crosshairs, then there are six candidates whose names I won’t list for decency’s sake.

    All have every right to scream blue murder about the ABC’s oh-so-sly way of smearing the lot of them. Will 4Corners doorstop the accused? Hmmmm. In gingering up the allegations with this preliminary promo and doing so without a sentence along the lines of ‘the named minister was approached for comment…’, they’re really showing their hand: just get the smear out there and bugger responsibility.

    If Morrison & Co., had done something about the ABC, they wouldn’t face this problem.

  36. Joanna Smythe says:

    Are these allegations a load of BS

  37. Joanna Smythe says:

    That all happened in the 80s.

  38. C.L. says:

    Brittany Higgins’ partner David Sharaz unloads on Prime Minister’s Office.

    “I don’t care about me,” Mr Sharaz added. “But Britt cares about me, and it hurt her. Victim blaming at its worst. Go after her strongest support person…”

    Mr Sharaz said he had “no regrets” for standing by Ms Higgins and supporting her fight for justice.

    “I have absolutely no regrets in choosing to support my partner and I will continue to do so,” he told news.com.au earlier this week.

    “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. Being supportive is the least that I — or any other partner of a victim-survivor can do.”

    Who TF talks like this?
    This pelican was married to another woman less than three years ago.

  39. Scott Osmond says:

    Cassie I also enjoyed Porter’s turn in the dunking chair. Well deserved. The thing is with this sort of innuendo anyone can play. It’s easy. Just make up some vague claims about a group of Labor or Green politicians, throw in some emotive words, get a spokesthing from a survivor’s group and watch the reaction. It’s poisonous to the body politic and needs to be stopped or we will have one of 2 outcomes. 1 women will be put back in the house under the protection of a male relative or husband or 2 we will have a situation where sensational accusations will become a staple of the electoral cycle.

  40. notafan says:

    Read his three year old puff piece which references his wonderful wife.

    Blerk.

  41. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Scott Osmond says:
    February 26, 2021 at 9:18 pm”

    Agree…..if Labor and Green scum are going to go down this route then the LNP must…..MUST…..hit back.

  42. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Read his three year old puff piece which references his wonderful wife.”

    I read that too…I gagged. This is where I feel a little sorry for Brittany…she and her experience two years is being used as a political football. It’s not going to end well.

  43. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “1 women will be put back in the house under the protection of a male relative or husband”

    That scenario is inevitable.

  44. Squirrel says:

    This campaign is looking increasingly like a latter day version of “have you stopped beating your wife”.

    If, at long last, it prompts the government to dust off its own dirt files, and summon up the intestinal fortitude to get stuck into the ABC with something more than a damp Kleenex, then it will have been worth the price.

  45. BrettW says:

    Last part of The Advertiser’s article on this story.

    “PLEASE don’t politicise her trauma. She would not want that. PLEASE consult w/ loved ones about decisions. We are still mourning. This is beyond distressing,” she said.

    She said the woman’s family had previously specifically “objected” to the ABC “telling her story”.

    Has Penny Wong consulted Bill Shorten on how this allegation should be handled ?

  46. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “If, at long last, it prompts the government to dust off its own dirt files, and summon up the intestinal fortitude to get stuck into the ABC with something more than a damp Kleenex, then it will have been worth the price.””

    The Liberals are too fucking gutless, stupid and supine.

  47. Scott Osmond says:

    Squirrel, if at long last. . . thanks for the laugh. This lot are useless. Completely irreversibly useless. They are so cowed that they are even frightened by their own shadows. Besides, that’s not who we are. We might get our bow ties out of alignment and what would our friends across the ile think of us?

  48. Syd Gal says:

    Yes, it does seem like an orchestrated campaign. But the Libs did not speak the truth about the Pell case. The inconsistencies in the evidence became obvious in K Judd’s presentation at the HCA. Just how could complainant J describe wood-panelled doors that weren’t built til the 2000s? Who helped him with that detail? And just where was the wine?

    Re the T Theophanous case, the informant in the investigation was Vic Police’s Doug Smith – ABC story from 2009: https://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2629337.htm

    This is the Doug Smith who appeared in the last 5 mins of Milligan’s 2019 Guilty Program on the ABC describing complainant J: ” He’s a credit to himself and he needs to be congratulated because he’s done a very, very good job at………..being believed….. for a jury of his peers to believe him…..it’s fantastic”. Milligan give him the final comment: “This time the system has worked and there’s gonna be a lot of people who are gonna benefit from that”.

  49. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Syd Gal says:
    February 26, 2021 at 9:38 pm
    Yes, it does seem like an orchestrated campaign. But the Libs did not speak the truth about the Pell case.”

    No…they cowered…led by Scummo. The only two Liberal identities who, back in early 2019 when Pell was convicted, supported Pell by providing references for him, were John Howard (who hadn’t been PM for thirteen years) and Tony Abbott (by then a backbencher). All the rest of them hid….or worse, joined in the lynching. I couldn’t believe the silence last April when the HC acquitted Pell and I couldn’t believe Porter’s complicity in the rush to release the RC findings.

  50. Rockdoctor says:

    “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

    The dude has walked past so many standards he would leave Pat Farmer to shame. Nope no credibility and he by mere fact he is in the spotlight making political hay taints his partners claims however legitimate or not they are.

  51. B.A.lert says:

    How can rapen Billy persist surly even the abc cannot ignore the allegations against that grubby fellow.

  52. buckshot says:

    From the Milligan article:

    The [anonymous] letter requests urgent action be taken by the Prime Minister to investigate the alleged rape, which occurred in 1988 before the accused man entered politics.

    It is so urgent that the letter is written seven months after her death:

    The woman had engaged a lawyer and told many friends about the allegation, but took her own life in June last year.

    So urgent that Turnbull felt no need to pass on the letter he received from her until after her death:

    The woman had also written in 2019 to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and he too wrote to South Australia Police with his knowledge of the allegation upon learning of her death.

    Why did she write to Turnbull in 2019? ScoMo had replaced him in August 2018.

  53. Syd Gal says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    February 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Yes, the only 2 supporters. Re the RC, after trawling through transcripts and exhibits in just a few case studies, it’s hard to understand how some of the “findings” were made. Also, some key witnesses were either not called or not able to attend for various reasons. Some key interview transcripts were not mentioned in the final report. A “finding” of a rape in the 1970s was not supported by VicPol evidence – key statement missing from the RC website. And some previously redacted material was quite revealing – a VicPol 2013 Info Report showing a former priest (with links to Broken Rites) provided VicPol with names of alleged offenders. Report was last modified June 2015.

  54. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Why did she write to Turnbull in 2019? ScoMo had replaced him in August 2018.”

    I wondered that too.

    I don’t know about others but the stench is already quite strong….fomented by the usual suspects….their ABC and Louse Milligan….and involving grubs like Turdbull.

  55. Nob says:

    Muddy says:
    February 26, 2021 at 8:36 pm
    Were Catallaxy to become a topic of interest to the journolice (H/T I forget who; Faye?) class, do we think they would refrain from describing either Sinc or the site as controversial, right wing, far right, or extremist?

    “White supremacist” are the mots du jour I believe.

    The less evidence for this, the better.

    Makes it harder to argue against without repeating the smear until it’s fixed in people’s minds.

  56. Dr Faustus says:

    Why did she write to Turnbull in 2019? ScoMo had replaced him in August 2018.

    By 2019 Miserable Ghost was back from New York and rattling the chains and looking for opportunities to moan down ScoMo’s chimney.

    One might almost imagine that Mr Alleged was not a Trumble supporter.

  57. jupes says:

    From the article:

    The woman’s death means a criminal investigation into the politician can no longer proceed because the allegation cannot be tested.

    So why are the three police forces wasting their time on this bollocks for?

  58. buckshot says:

    One might almost imagine that Mr Alleged was not a Trumble supporter.

    I thought all Trumble supporters deserted what they thought would be a sinking ship, prior to the May 2019 election. And now they have a lifetime to resent.

  59. tombell says:

    Scummo will consult with the missus. Apologize. And reach out……………

  60. Baysidegal says:

    Ol’e passion fingers Milligan at it again. She did such a good hatchet job on Pell and here she goes again. How anyone could believe this bulltish is beyond me.

  61. 2dogs says:

    I wonder why the woman wanted to withdraw the complaint one day before taking her life?

    Making an allegation of this nature requires one to at least show that both parties could have been in the same place at the same time.

    Possibly the target has made an accounting of his whereabouts that exposed the lie, forcing a withdrawal.

  62. PB says:

    On this basis, shouldn’t the long-standing accusation levelled against Shorten be allowed to go live? Maybe someone in a position to do so could ask the wymminzez of the ABC?

  63. Buccaneer says:

    Will end up like the Kavanaugh smears, all froth and no bubble, a stretch too far and all falls over

  64. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I no longer subscribe to The Oz but looking at its front page online I note it isn’t mentioned. Good.

  65. Albatross says:

    Maybe this moral panic can replace the China virus one? This only ruins a few people’s lives, and not the whole country, so to be preferred.

  66. Ed Case says:

    I’d be interested for the ALP/Greens to name the Cabinet Minister in Parliament.
    Sure, the allegation is a nothingBurger, but too many things have been swept under the Bipartisan Carpet.
    Starting with P.M. Tony Abbott telling Parliament that he wouldn’t be pursuing any claims that were still under investigation by the cops in Melbourne.
    Just for that bit of gutless bastardry, he deserved the arse from his colleagues.

  67. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Just for that bit of gutless bastardry, he deserved the arse from his colleagues.”

    Dick Ed…your trolling has become cretinous and desperate. Go back to bed.

  68. Perfidious Albino says:

    Find out if any ‘journos’ or political hacks were ‘helping’ the poor lady earlier last year and then put the acid on them for driving her to suicide. Every possibility she withdrew the complaint having realised she was being manipulated.

  69. Ed Case says:

    The latest allegations are similar to the Labor Youth Camp allegations from 1984, the ones you reckoned the Stupid Liberals shoulda gone with to counter the Brittany Higgins problem.
    Now that the ALP/Greens have followed your “advice”, you don’t want to know about it?

  70. buckshot says:

    Now that the ALP/Greens have followed your “advice”, you don’t want to know about it?

    It’s not that I don’t want to know about it. I’m interested to know when Mr Turnbull received the letter from the woman alleging rape and what he did about it. Did he inform NSW Police? Did he inform Scott Morrison? Did he write back to the woman and advise her to inform the aforementioned? Who wrote the “anonymous” letter? Why has this now become “urgent”? Is Louise Milligan the least bit interested in finding out, or is this just another hit job on conservatives?

  71. cuckoo says:

    I remember the ABC’s reporting when one of Bob Hawke’s daughters claimed to have been raped by Bill Landeryou. Every report I saw was careful to emphasize her “struggle with mental illness”.

  72. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Is Louise Milligan the least bit interested in finding out,

    No, because Louse Nilligan has a narrative she’s pushing, just like she pushed a narrative with Pell.

    or is this just another hit job on conservatives?

    Yes.

  73. Rafiki says:

    At this point, the identity of the hapless Cabinet member is known to his family, his friends and associates and to all the politicians. His reputation is shredded. Assuming he denies that a rape or any form of sexual assault occurred, he must I think take immediate action to retrieve the situation.

    He should call for a full public inquiry by a retired lawyer who understands how this kind of allegation should be assessed. If left to the police, the result might be a ‘no reasonable prospect of conviction’ conclusion. An inquiry might be messy for him, depending on how much detail there is in the woman’s written statement, and on whether any of her associates come forward with accounts of what ‘she told me’.

    The Liberals should support him, for this is the only way to rebut this attack. And if they do, they can ask Shorten to accept that Ms Sheriff’s allegations be investigated in the same way. That police inquiry did not clear him.

  74. H B Bear says:

    ALPBC News trying to get another day out of this today. A bit sad. The News equivalent of the walk of shame. Even the cops won’t give them a quote.

  75. Ed Case says:

    ***Every report I saw was careful to emphasize her “struggle with mental illness”.***
    Lot of gingerly stepping round the implications of that story even 37 years later.
    When did her “struggle with Mental Illness” start?
    Before the incidents, shortly afterwards, or when she put 2 and 2 together ?
    If Labor/Greens want to get down and dirty, why can’t Liberals bring that one to public attention again?

  76. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “H B Bear says:
    February 27, 2021 at 9:22 am
    ALPBC News trying to get another day out of this today. A bit sad. The News equivalent of the walk of shame. Even the cops won’t give them a quote.”

    I note that the Oz isn’t screaming about it.

  77. min says:

    It was said somewhere that the woman suffered from Bipolar Disorder so the queries are for how long and was she taking medication ?
    Diagnosis has changed since 1988 when it was Manic Depression , then Bipolar and now think there is 1 and 2 where they suffer from depression without the mania .
    Some sufferers from this can be very unstable and if they take themselves off their medication for any reason are really unwell often requiring hospitalisation .
    When reporting a sexual assault from years ago my clients told me that the police were extremely thorough and they had not only to remember time and place but what they were wearing in fact lots of minute details . In fact reliving the horrific experience as well all the frightening emotions . BTW humans never forget so treatment of PTSD these days is to retrain the brain so that triggers , like a sound, smell does not set off the emotional reaction such as panic attacks and nightmares .

  78. Ed Case says:

    ***The Liberals should support him, for this is the only way to rebut this attack. And if they do, they can ask Shorten to accept that Ms Sheriff’s allegations be investigated in the same way. That police inquiry did not clear him.***
    Depends who it is.
    There’s only 3 in Cabinet who are the right age, one is Scotty.
    If it’s him, that tactic won’t work.

  79. H B Bear says:

    I note that the Oz isn’t screaming about it.

    Chris Kenny has a column on the Brittany saga. Packaged up and delivered to a wide range of media by Brittany and her boyfriend. Only the ALPBC and Sam Maiden picked it up.

  80. H B Bear says:

    Groogs go and do something useful. Dust and polish Mother.

  81. Old School Conservative says:

    The Oz is having a bob each way with David Penberthy’s article on the resignation of South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint.
    Penberthy does an excellent job of highlighting the bastardly of the left during the election campaign, explaining that Flint can’t take the vicious personal abuse any more.
    BUT the Oz headlines his article with Toxic Canberra too much for MP Nicolle Flint.
    So they have a shot at “Canberra” (i.e. conservatives) while giving chapter and verse of the perversity that is GetUp, Labor and the unions.

  82. Ed Case says:

    Brittany’s “partner” was a Liberal staffer until the other day.
    Her story is down the MemoryHole now, replaced by Sunday Sport stuff from a million years ago.

  83. Old School Conservative says:

    H B Bear says:
    February 27, 2021 at 9:42 am
    Chris Kenny has a column on the Brittany saga. Packaged up and delivered to a wide range of media by Brittany and her boyfriend.

    Didn’t they ever!
    He (Sharaz ) and Higgins spent a month compiling and planning the revelations and chose to take the initial story to Lisa Wilkinson at Channel 10 and Samantha Maiden at news.com.au. Other media, including senior gallery reporters at the ABC and commercial media, were provided with a dossier, including a timeline, lists of people who were aware of the allegations, photos of Higgins with politicians, suggested events where networks might find video footage of her in their files, notes about meetings, and copies of emails, texts and other relevant communications.

  84. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “He (Sharaz ) and Higgins spent a month compiling and planning the revelations and chose to take the initial story to Lisa Wilkinson at Channel 10 and Samantha Maiden at news.com.au. Other media, including senior gallery reporters at the ABC and commercial media, were provided with a dossier, including a timeline, lists of people who were aware of the allegations, photos of Higgins with politicians, suggested events where networks might find video footage of her in their files, notes about meetings, and copies of emails, texts and other relevant communications.”

    It is clear that this has been very finely planned and staged…which is why I worry a little about Brittany because one day, in the not too distant future, she’ll be old news….the MSM having dumped her like a hot potato once she’s served her use…and that day isn’t far away.

  85. H B Bear says:

    Only the ALPBC and Sam Maiden picked it up.

    Oops. That should be Mrs Pirate Pete and the ALPBC. The ALPBC passed on Brittany but didn’t want to miss the next cab off the rank.

  86. H B Bear says:

    Brittany might want to speak to Monica about what the future looks like.

  87. H B Bear says:

    Oops. That should be Mrs Pirate Pete and the ALPBC. The ALPBC passed on Brittany but didn’t want to miss the next cab off the rank

    Faaark. Still wrong. I’m off to sack my subeditor.

  88. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Latest from ALPBC nooze: Woman allegedly waped was 16 at the time and the NSW police dropped the wape investigation immediately after the woman’s death.

    I’m now going to look up the six NSW cabinet members and see if I can ascertain which one is most likely to be the accused.

    The sheer stupidity, gutlessness and hopelessness of the Gliberals never ceases to amaze. Quite frankly, they deserve this and I hope these preposterous allegations keep on coming.

  89. C.L.: February 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    “I don’t care about me,” Mr Sharaz added. “But Britt cares about me, and it hurt her. Victim blaming at its worst. Go after her strongest support person…”
    Mr Sharaz said he had “no regrets” for standing by Ms Higgins and supporting her fight for justice.
    “I have absolutely no regrets in choosing to support my partner and I will continue to do so,” he told news.com.au earlier this week.
    “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. Being supportive is the least that I — or any other partner of a victim-survivor can do.”

    Who TF talks like this?

    Trade unionists.
    On an employer’s forum I’m in, there was a campaign by the unions to bring down our efforts – several unionists joined.
    They could barely spell & spoke like wharfies when they think there’s no cameras on them.
    Their treatment of the female members of the forum made the election campaign treatment of Nicole Flint look gentlemanly.

    Some very gynacological threats were made (amongst other extreme boganisms)
    Eventually someone must have realised how counter-productive this was.
    The thugs disappeared – replaced by a “reasonable” bloke, a lifelong union staffer, who politely but firmly pushes what is still a hard-core & unreasonable union line.
    He’s as unflappable as Numbers, sticks to the line no matter how much he’s discredited.

    The man is in his 50’s & is a lifelong union staffer. He talks in his every utterance exactly like the quote above from Mr. Brittany Higgins.
    It’s unnatural. It feels weird.
    Almost certainly it is picked up by osmosis from training literature or training lectures – when they’re learning their talking points.

  90. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    I remember a Canberra based mate of mine in the Gliberals telling me back in 2013 that if Abbott and the Coalition won the election, “the ALPBC was going to be in for a few nasty surprises”. I replied it would be good if that happened, but wouldn’t hold my breath.

    Yet here we are, almost eight years later, Abbott is ancient history, the inglorious reign of the Waffleroach has come and gone and this stupid, stupid country is now blessed with that fat gormless pillow, Goose “SloMao” Morristeen.

    In the meantime, the ALPBC (with taxpayers’ $1.2 billion pa slush fund still flowing into its coffers) blunders merrily along in its typically malign fact free way, smearing the gliberals at every possible opportunity, safe in the knowledge that no one is this unfunny joke of a government will do anything to impede our beloved national propaganda organ’s incessant unprofessional idiocy.

    Absolutely bloody pathetic.

  91. Ed Case says:

    ***I’m now going to look up the six NSW cabinet members and see if I can ascertain which one is most likely to be the accused.***
    Assuming you can rule out Marise Payne, Sussan Ley, McCormack, and Scotty, that only leaves 2 to choose from.

  92. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    It’s unnatural. It feels weird.
    Almost certainly it is picked up by osmosis

    To paraphrase Boob Carr (apropos the speech patterns of Gillard and other Slapper and Drongo alumni): “They all talk like that.”

  93. Ed Case says:

    The guy is a trained journalist.
    Of course he doesn’t talk like that in private communications, so he’s Gaslighting, v. likely on the Cabinet’s behalf.

  94. Ed Case says:

    Anyone keeping a book on how long the Scotty Government will last?
    I’m in for 10 days.

  95. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Spurgeon Monkfish III says:
    February 27, 2021 at 10:26 am”

    Great comment Spurge.

  96. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Well, well, well – Fletcher or Taylor, it seems.

  97. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Spurgeon Monkfish III says:
    February 27, 2021 at 10:37 am
    Well, well, well – Fletcher or Taylor, it seems.”

    That’s what I think….more likely the latter.

  98. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Thanks Cass – you can’t help but feel grubby after wallowing in such filth.

    Shut it down
    Fire them all
    Mound of skulls
    Salt the earth
    Nuke from orbit …

  99. Ed Case says:

    ***Well, well, well – Fletcher or Taylor, it seems.***
    Who knows, but if so, the choice is between a Fulbright Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar.

  100. Old School Conservative says:

    Off topic – I was visiting Mrs OSC in her hospital ward of 4 beds.
    Little old lady opposite was 94. Pretty Young Thing of a nurse is doing a daily mental check up and asks LOL “What is the Prime Minister’s nickname?”
    “Scotty” says bright LOL.
    “Um, no, it’s ScoMo” says PYT.
    “Scotty” repeats LOL.
    PYT tries to talk her out of her answer until Mrs OSC intervenes with the inconvenient truth, LOL beams and PYT thanks Mrs OSC.
    Every one was happy.

  101. Tintarella di Luna says:

    To paraphrase Boob Carr (apropos the speech patterns of Gillard and other Slapper and Drongo alumni): “They all talk like that.”

    . Yeah he said it was the house accent of Slater and Gordon

  102. buckshot says:

    Yeah he said it was the house accent of Slater and Gordon

    At Maurice Blackburn they much prefer the zinger – class action.

  103. Syd Gal says:

    Inquiry into Scottish government’s botched handling of harassment allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond currently being held: The government admitted it had acted unlawfully during its investigation into the initial complaints from two female civil servants after Mr Salmond launched a judicial review case, and had to pay his legal fees of more than £500,000.

    Mr Salmond was arrested two weeks after the government admitted defeat in the civil case, and was later cleared of 13 charges of sexual assault against a total of nine women after a trial at the High Court last year. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-56209521

  104. Tintarella di Luna says:

    At Maurice Blackburn they much prefer the zinger – class action.

    Indeed they do – but am mightily chuffed to say Maurice Blackburn aren’t always winners.

  105. There are several things I despise more than a weak man, because a weak man can be put into a position that brings out the strengths we all have.
    Worserer is a weak man who fights to occupy a position and then refuses to do the things that the position demands, and that he knew would be called for when he sought the position.
    But the worst type of weak man is the one who fought like buggery to gain his position, knowing he didn’t have the balls to carry out its duties, who then fights off all comers and still refuses to do the job while sabotaging efforts by guile to remove him from obstructing the aims of his tribe.
    Morrison is that last type of weak man.
    “Shit or get off the pot, Morrison.”
    (From the Book of Winston.)

  106. HBBear:

    Brittany might want to speak to Monica about what the future looks like.

    She might also want to speak to the Afghani brothers that were used by them during the refugee wars…

  107. min says:

    It cannot be Scotty as he and Jenny had been going together since 16 year olds Sundays at church etc etc not the right lifestyle. Nationals? they would not have blamed Libs ‘ Who is left in the Cabinet ? Josh too young and on tennis circuit. Who was in the right place ? Very interesting and as I wrote the complainant had a very serious mental condition .

  108. pbw says:

    David Brewer,
    Your highlight from the story –

    The day before she took her life, the woman informed NSW Police that she no longer wished to proceed with the investigation.

    – is apropos.
    It seems to me that there is a most reasonable interpretation of this action that leaves the purported offender in the clear.

  109. Rafiki says:

    In the Higgins case, the police might decide to prosecute. The next worse outcome would be a statement that they saw no reasonable prospect of a conviction. This would be spun as a statement that there was nevertheless evidence of rape. (I know the ABC et al did not make much of the limited nature of this statement in the Shorten case.)

    In this case implicating a Minister, the police have said that they won’t investigate because the woman is dead. This too might be spun into a result that she was raped because one believes the woman. (Morrison has endorsed this argument.). That leaves the Minister’s reputation shreds. For his sake, he must call for an open investigation. It would also be in the public interest as a step towards blunting these kinds of attacks.

  110. min says:

    At least Monica was smart enough to keep the dress . If the account is true that she and current friend spent a long time putting story together Really?
    I am now considering applying for a similar job as they pay $100,000 plus . Apart from having done a major in Media /Communications and a qualified Psychologist with years of life experience I reckon I have the right qualifications . Unfortunately I cannot wear high heels anymore , would not be able to go out and party , would need a nanna nap sometime and not into cradle snatching . Perhaps I am overqualified .

  111. Snoopy says:

    A rigorous police investigation modelled on the one a few years ago would clear the air.

    “Sorry about this, Mr SLF. Nothing personal, but you know how it is. We have to tidy up the loose ends and stuff.”
    “Yeah, no worries.”
    “Did you, you know, do it?
    “Nah.”
    “That’s it settled then. Thanks for your cooperation.”
    “Cheers, no worries.”

  112. johanna says:

    Why on earth should knowing the PM’s nickname, which varies depending on which part of the koffee klatch known as the Press Gallery you ask, have anything to do with a person’s with-it-ness. It makes no sense at all.

    There are plenty of people who neither know or care about politics who are perfectly sane. Some here have suggested that they are saner than most.

  113. johanna says:

    I’m on my way out to a social function.

    But, if Lizzie should call in, please ask her if I should get my report card in Third Class for getting 100/100 for Arithmetic framed.

  114. notafan says:

    The woman that falsely accused Theo_Theophanous also put a great deal of time and effort in.

    Forgive us for being sceptical about ancient allegations regarding people now in the public eye, considering several recent overturned convictions.

    As for DT, he said they would let you, not that he did.

    As if women would make sexual advances to a good looking in his day extremely wealthy and successful man.

    The very idea that could happen!

  115. Ed Case says:

    Monica Lewinsky didn’t do too badly, Clinton got Impeached, getting out in front of the story likely prevented her from being Arkansided, and she’s a hero to some.
    Plus they didn’t have sex, in any conventional meaning of the word.
    Brittany Higgins was the alleged victim of an alleged serial Rapper, whose preference is to attack while the victim is asleep in a drunken stupor, allegedly.
    There’s quite a difference.

  116. Ed Case says:

    ***A lot of people here with evidently plain belief that women raising the issue of sexual abuse are invariably wrong***
    How can you tell?
    Labor women [and men] on the subject of Labor perverts, yeah.
    Plenty here present as erstwhile Liberal voters, and they may well be, but I find it hard to believe that Liberal Karens are happy to take Scotty’s line that “I knew nuthiiiink, nuthiiiiink [until February 15 2021]” at face value.

  117. Old Lefty says:

    On Pell, by the way, the left are putting it about on social media and in veiled hints in then MSM that the High Court judgement was the elitist Tory establishment looking after its own. Rubbish, of course. Three of the judges were Labor appointees and the judge who took the lead in demolishing Judd was Virginia Bell, who had the most experience in criminal law. Here is her cv from her farewell sitting:

    http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCATrans/2021/22.html

    Not exactly Tory Establishment!

    Nor for that matter is Keifel CJ, who left school at 15 ( as working class girls did in Queensland in those days) to work as a steno and read for the bar as a night student.

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I’m on my way out to a social function.

    Alcoholics Anonymous? Let’s hope.

    Or is that Mooooooooooooooo.

  119. Syd Gal says:

    Old Lefty says:
    February 27, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Well, it was quite clear in the HCA video 12 March 20 from 2:50 onwards that there were major issues with the evidence related to the Priests’ Sacristy, wine location etc.

  120. Dot says:

    Letters written a year ago before the woman died.

    Her idea was to not press charges then kill herself.

  121. Andre Lewis says:

    Scenario: two very inebriated young people sneak into their office after dark and get it on. Bad luck for them security sees them and the boss finds out. They are carpeted and know they are both getting the push but the female thinks on her feet and says she was coerced into the place and taken advantage of without consent but does not want publicity. Result: man booted quick smart and woman counselled and given a job in another office. Ending: next boyfriend of the woman helps her bring up the claim again with maximum publicity. Why?

  122. Dot says:

    Andre given the squibbing, your scenario is most plausible.

  123. Ed Case says:

    There’s a few problems with your scenario, Andre:
    Security that let them in saw that Brittany was extremely drunk.
    Security has the entire incident on CCTV
    Security entered and left Reynolds office several times while Brittany was on the floor
    semi conscious and in a state of undress
    Security discussed whether or not to call an ambulance
    While Brittany was on the floor in a terrible state, either Parliament House Police or security held an internal review to determine their course of action.
    Reynolds CoS knew she had a problem before the Tuesday 26/3/2019 meeting with Brittany and the Rapper in her office, because she’d already viewed the CCTV.
    The Rapper cleared his desk and left, but we still don’t know if he was sacked, if he got a lumpy, if he got a reference or if Reynolds had any contact with him in Parliament House subsequently, because Reynolds won’t answer those questions.
    If Brittany hadn’t disclosed what had really happened that night, she’dabeen sacked on the spot, and any change of heart down the track could be dismissed as sour grapes.
    It’s all on The Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjkjeoO2o4&feature=emb_logo
    Check it out, it’s mind blowing.

  124. H B Bear says:

    Oh oh, Ed’s blown his mind. This does not augur well. He wasn’t doing too well beforehand.

  125. notafan says:

    Andre

    Scenario crossed my mind.

    Didn’t ms higgins offer to be part of a review of parliamentary sexual politics?

  126. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Andre Lewis says:
    February 28, 2021 at 10:28 am”

    I think you’ve nailed it.

  127. Rayvic says:

    ““If, at long last, it prompts the government to dust off its own dirt files, and summon up the intestinal fortitude to get stuck into the ABC with something more than a damp Kleenex, then it will have been worth the price.”

    The Liberals are too fucking gutless, stupid and supine.”

    Hard to argue with that.

    As there is no longer justification for government funding of the ABC in this era of virtually endless information sources, the Libs should “If, at long last, it prompts the government to dust off its own dirt files, and summon up the intestinal fortitude to get stuck into the ABC with something more than a damp Kleenex, then it will have been worth the price.””

    The Liberals are too fucking gutless, stupid and supine.

    Yes, if only the Libs would act in the national interest by holding a public inquiry into whether the ABC should continue to be funded by government, or else funded by subscription or privatised.

  128. Rayvic says:

    Owing to interference by a drafting gremlin, Paras 3, 4 and 5 of my post should be deleted.

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