July 29, 2021

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12.42am GMT

At the very start of the day, I mentioned yesterday news about Chief of defence Angus Campbell coming under fire for telling first-year cadets to reduce their risk of being sexually assaulted by avoiding the “four As” – alcohol, out after midnight, alone and attractive.

He has now made a statement to AAP saying that sexual assault perpetrators are always to blame.

I am aware that my comments have been interpreted by some in a way that I did not intend.

There is never an excuse for perpetrating sexual assault or sexual harassment and the perpetrator is always to blame.

12.36am GMT

Look who else is a fan of Graham Readfearn’s zebrafish story!

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