Brittany Higgins proceeds with formal complaint about alleged rape

Brittany Higgins proceeds with formal complaint about alleged rape

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Former Liberal staffer calls for police to act swiftly, saying she wants alleged perpetrator to face ‘full force of law’

Brittany Higgins has re-engaged with Australia’s federal police and is proceeding with a formal complaint about her alleged rape in Parliament House, while calling for a “truly independent investigation” and widespread reform to the way staffers are treated.

Late on Friday, Higgins released a statement confirming she was pressing ahead with a formal complaint about her alleged rape, something she says occurred “in what should be the safest building in Australia”. She had previously signalled to the Guardian that she intended to do so.

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