China News Service, March 4th, a comprehensive report. Last week, Australian Prime Minister Morrison and several members of Parliament received a 31-page anonymous report letter about a senior cabinet minister who had not entered politics in 1988. At that time, she raped a girl who was only 16 years old.
On March 3, local time, Australian Attorney General Christian Porter admitted that he was the accused, but he himself denied the accusation and said that he would not resign because of this incident.
According to reports, after the incident was exposed by the media, it caused an uproar.
On the afternoon of March 3, local time, Porter held a press conference and admitted that he was "the accused."
According to the report, Porter completely denied that he had raped the woman in January 1988. He insisted that the alleged incident "never happened."
Porter stated that he will remain in the cabinet and continue to serve.
However, he will take a short vacation to seek "professional help in mental health."
"If I retreat from my position because of an unwarranted accusation, then anyone in Australia could lose their job based on a media accusation alone." Porter said.
Previously, on March 2, 2021, the New South Wales Police had announced that it would end the investigation of this rape allegation, stating that “there is insufficient admissible evidence to investigate”.
When explaining why he kept his identity secret for so long, Porter said that he hopes to follow the legal terms and procedures and "wait until the NSW Police terminate the investigation."
According to reports, the woman reported to the New South Wales Police in Sydney, where the crime occurred, in 2019.
However, the investigation was delayed due to the epidemic and affected by the quarantine policy, the New South Wales police could not go to South Australia to find out the situation.
In June 2020, the victim committed suicide at home at the age of 49, and the investigation of this case was also shelved by the police.
The report pointed out that the Australian opposition party called for continued investigations into the matter, but Morrison has opposed it.
Anthony Albanese, leader of the Australian opposition Labour Party, said, "The government is shrouded in dark clouds. Morrison needs to recognize this."
According to the report, the Australian government has been involved in a number of controversies over allegations of sexual assault and harassment over the past few weeks, including the former Liberal Party adviser Brittany Higgins claiming that she served as Minister of Defence Industry Linda in March 2019. · While working in the office of Linda Reynolds, he was raped by a male colleague in the office.