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Today is a disheartening day for justice
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Today is a disheartening day for justice

ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold has dropped charges against Bruce Lehrmann for the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins, saying a retrial would pose an “unacceptable risk” to her health.

Some Women’s advocates are disappointed with the current criminal justice system.

In a statement, EMILYs List Australia's CEO Pamela Anderson said the dropping of the case against Lehrmann represents a backward step for all women. It does not represent justice for Brittany or that she was untruthful. In the same way, it is not a victory or proof of Lehrmann’s innocence, instead, it shows that victim blaming, and character assassination are still the first line of defence against violence against women.

In this episode, we interview Dr. Rachael Burgin, a lecturer in criminal justice and criminology at Swinburne Law School and the CEO of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) to have an in-depth conversation about the decision to drop charges against Bruce Lehrmann and the impact to sexual assault survivors.

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