Senate debates

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Statements by Senators

Members of Parliament: Staff

1:30 pm

Photo of Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to address a story on the front page of the Australian newspaper today. However, as Ms Higgins has not yet completed her evidence in the defamation trial and out of respect for the judicial process, it is not yet appropriate for me to comment in relation to that evidence. However, my position with respect to what was communicated and what was not communicated to Ms Higgins during that meeting has been fully addressed in both my evidence in the criminal trial and my interviews with Janet Albrechtsen, which were published in the Australian newspaper in February this year. This matter will also be further addressed in my own defamation action in the Western Australian Supreme Court.