July 29, 2021

Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Phase 1a of the vaccine program starts today; questions about the government’s response to Brittany...

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12.04am GMT

It is also worth remembering that Malcolm Roberts, who just spoke on the government’s need to act on these allegations, continued to employ a staffer after he was charged with rape.

Sean Black was convicted of rape and assault in 2018.

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11.39pm GMT

While the senators were addressing Linda Reynolds’ statement to the Senate, Labor’s Michelle Rowland appeared on Sky News:

“There now appears to be an alleged serial rapist on the loose in the ministerial wing of Parliament House.

How on earth did we get to this point?”

@MRowlandMP

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