Scott Morrison says he developed empathy for alleged sexual assault victim ‘as a father’

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    Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has been questioned over his need to talk to his wife Jenny before developing empathy for Brittany Higgins about an alleged sexual assault by her colleague in the ministerial wing of Parliament House in March 2019. ‘What would you want to a happen if it were our girls?’ Morrison said Jenny asked. The prime ministers said his wife told him that ‘you have to think about this as a father’. Ten News reporter Tegan George asked the PM, ’Shouldn’t you have thought about it as a human being?’ She continued: ‘What happens when men don’t have wife and children? Do they reach the same compassionate conclusions?’

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