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Guardian News published this video item, entitled “‘This is for the benefit of Miss Higgens’: Senate committee comments spark uproar” – below is their description.
Phil Gaetjens, the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, has paused his inquiry into contact between Scott Morrison’s political staff and Brittany Higgins because it could disrupt a criminal investigation into the rape allegation by the Australian federal police. Gaetjens attended Monday’s estimates hearing and made the short statement confirming he had paused the inquiry on advice from the AFP. The departmental secretary then declined to answer further questions on the basis that his answers could prejudice the police investigation. Labor and Green senators expressed significant frustration about the lack of transparency from witnesses on Monday morning, at various times adjourning hearings to seek further adviceGuardian News YouTube Channel
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Brittany Higgins is a former Australian political advisor, who alleged she was raped by a male colleague in Australia’s Parliament House.
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Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent.