Australia: Former solicitor-general says PM should seek legal advice on Christian Porter rape allegation

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reports..

Lawyer Justin Gleeson has urged the Prime Minister to enlist the Solicitor-General in assessing whether Christian Porter is a fit and proper person to remain Attorney-General.

Mr Gleeson, who was solicitor-general between 2013 and 2016, said Scott Morrison should have read the 31-page dossier sent to him anonymously by the friends of a woman who claims Mr Porter raped her 33 years ago.

Mr Porter strenuously denies the allegation.

The woman took her own life last year, after deciding not to lodge a formal complaint with police. She struggled with mental illness throughout her adult life, but there is no way of knowing what caused her mental health issues.

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