Shift in gender balance means abuse claims are being taken seriously

Attorney-General Christian Porter addressing the media on Wednesday.

Rather, it is because for the first time in Australian history, the Canberra press gallery is dominated by talented, hard-nosed and courageous women journalists, and this alters the understanding of why these allegations matter, and how they should be treated. As well, there is a generation of male reporters who, in at least some cases, “get it”. The result is a new field in the ongoing journalistic job of interrogating power.

Shift in gender balance means abuse claims are being taken seriously

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