Ms Higgins has been appointed the inaugural visiting fellow of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL), the international group led by former prime minister Julia Gillard.
Her GIWL role will be based at the Australian National University, which says she will help advance work on a proposed code of conduct to prevent and respond to abuse, harassment and sexual misconduct in Parliament House and parliamentary workplaces…
“In Brittany, Australia has an incredible leader who is already having a profound impact,” Ms Gillard said.
“I applaud her courage in coming forward with her experiences, and her determination to make sure other women do not ever have to go through what she has.
“Her bravery should and must lead to meaningful change, not only in our workplaces, but across all our society.
As the matter of Higgins’ alleged rape is before the courts, the publicity surrounding this so-called ‘appointment’ can only have a prejudicial effect on a jury. Or was that the intention?