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