by NICK BURY – NEW details of the Brittany Higgins affair have served a body blow to the Albanese Government, as Labor’s secret involvement in the scandal comes to light.
Senator Malcolm Roberts posed a question this week to Sky News presenter Sharri Markson asking “was Brittany Higgins’ payout her reward for bringing down the [Morrison] government”.
This question along with many others have been referred to Labor’s recently created National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), which had originally been intended to discredit Liberal MPs, not Labor’s own.
The rationale for Senator Roberts’ question was that, before the last election, Ms Higgins’ rape allegations were promoted by Channel 10’s Lisa Wilkinson as proof the Liberals had “a problem” with women.
After Ms Wilkinson was exposed this week of secretly coaching Ms Higgins to push this Labor narrative, the case has escalated into a national scandal.
Are we about to witness a re-run of Labor’s 1975 travails? Will Ms Higgins become Labor’s new Khemlani and will she bring down a second government?
Certainly the Higgins’ payout is inexplicably lacking justification.
The exclusion of Liberal senators Reynolds and Cash from the deliberation process, which was resolved remarkably quickly, requires judicial oversite.
Afghan vets awaiting deserved assistance – and who so bravely served their country – must be wondering what they did wrong.
Reynolds and Cash could have critically contributed to these deliberations.
Assurances given by Labor Attorney General Richard Dreyfus that there’s “nothing to see here” cuts little ice with an incredulous public.
Embattled Finance Minister Katy Gallagher – who allegedly lied to Parliament about when she became aware of Ms Higgins’ allegation – will probably have to resign.
Under duress, Gallagher had little choice but to concede her close connection with Ms Higgins and her radical Left boyfriend David Sharaz.
Ms Gallagher was a former Chief Minister for the ACT.
Did she have any input from Labor into the appointment of Shane Drumgold as Canberra’s DPP?
Given Drumgold’s historical lack of competence, why was he appointed to his position?
And why did he choose to personally prosecute allegations against Bruce Lehrmann, instead of delegating to another barrister!
Video footage of Ms Higgins shown entering Parliament House with Lehrmann does not display her as being inebriated.
She claimed that he sexually assaulted her during the next 40 minutes before she was later found sleeping naked on the Defence Minister’s lounge at about 4am.
Higgins returned home about 10am the next morning – and had coffee with Lehrmann about 72 hours later.
According to Lehrmann, the rape allegation arose when she learnt that he had been summarily dismissed for the late night entry when it was reported to the Minister’s Office
Brittany, it is alleged, was worried her dismissal was likely to follow.
The public will never know what did or didn’t happen in the Defence Minister’s office, as Higgins’ and Lehrmann’s respective versions of events are irreconcilable.
The radical Left gained much mileage from the Porter, Pell and Tudge episodes – and Labor’s fingerprints are all over Higgins.
Public interest would be better served if federal Labor formulated functional policies, as opposed to contriving fake allegations to nobble its opponents.
It appears the Kremlin’s modus operandi works well in totalitarian societies – an MO adopted by both Australian Labor and the Liberal Left.
The Porter allegations were hopeless, and the late victim’s parents allegedly did not believe her story that Porter had raped her.
Their daughter had been in love with him as a teenager. Yet again Labor utilised a disgruntled former girlfriend to weaponised a predicament – albeit from a deceased woman who was, from all accounts, a lovely girl but mentally very sick.
A lesson I’ve learned from 30 years police service is that cognitively sick witnesses can with clarity remember an alleged event that never took place, notwithstanding their high intelligence, best intentions and unblemished character.
These “recalls” inflict the greatest pain on those who most cared for them. Bipolar and schizophrenia sufferers are particularly prone to this form of deceit.
Many of the Left’s aspersions against Porter were ridiculous – as opposed to separate, serious and credible rape allegations made against a Labor front bencher and a Labor staffer, which have somehow never been actioned.
Only a socialist judiciary could have incarcerated Pell on fantasy sex charges, which the High Court later excoriated.
There’s been no credible evidence yet publicised that he was an offender or paedophile, and if he was that way inclined he’d have probably come to realistic attention during his 50 years of public life.
In another incident, Labor senior front bencher Tony Burke and former Minister Alan Tudge were both in publicised consensual relationships with former staffers, as happens. But when Tudge’s relationship became acrimonious, his former partner accused him of kicking her out of bed. So what!
Yet the Liberals, suffering from a serious lack of testosterone, stood him down pending an enquiry!
Those on the Left collectively view fair play, justice, or any squeamish feelings experienced when falsely slandering opponents as a mug’s game.
They understand that a socialist influenced police force and judiciary are formidable weapons to employ against their conservative enemies, together with “cancel culture”.
At last, however, Labor has finally been outed for its time-honoured habitual scam, and they’ve compounded their electoral woes by delivering terrible governance.
Failing their acceptance of behavioural therapy and economic tuition, they’re unlikely to be returned next time round. And few will mourn Albanese and his “nasty” girls.
Meanwhile the Liberal task (especially in Victoria and NSW) is to pre-select quality candidates to deliver all Australians decent government next time round.
Our lobbyists will need to source alternate troughs for their snouts.PC