Who was accountable for Kate’s care and safety? We sought answers

Surely someone was responsible for the safety of the young people who travelled to Sydney from across the country?

University of Sydney Women’s College (Image: University of Sydney)

Note: This story discusses sexual assault.

Who had a duty of care for Kate the night she was allegedly raped by Attorney-General Christian Porter? She was just 16 and Porter was 17. They were school students, having travelled from their home states of South Australia and Western Australia to Sydney for a debating tournament.

If was meant to be a fun trip for the students: lots of dinners and dancing and debating, as well as underage drinking and partying in pubs. It seems unlikely in today’s Sydney that a group of students would be able to drink in bars unchaperoned.

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Amber Schultz

Reporter @AmberMaySchultz

Amber previously worked for Nine News and The Age and created student comedy talk show The Struggle. She was a Young Walkley finalist, Jacoby-Walkley scholar, and won an Ossie Our Watch award. Amber holds a Masters in International Relations and Journalism and is fluent in Spanish.

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