Photo: © Magdalene Marx
1. What’s your favorite drink?
I am a teetotaller now and have been for over a decade. But my favourite drink of all time, (the one I would choose on my death bed) would have to be a Bloody Mary. For me, that seemingly impossible juxtaposition of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, vodka and Tabasco sauce ought to make it terrible but is instead, mind-blowingly spectacular. It just captures the essence of this weird, wild and wonderful human experience all in a highball glass.
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In February 2021, Australia was rocked by the news of our Attorney-General, Christian Porter, implicated on charges of rape. In Australia, the Attorney-General is the minister responsible for Australia’s legal affairs, national and public security, including the carriage of legislation in the dealing of human rights matters.
What followed was an escalation of tension as evidence of a cover-up and more insidious and deeply entrenched culture of suppression of women’s rights was revealed within the highest office of the Australian government, leading right up to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.
On the 15th March 2021, the tempest of rape allegations drove large crowds in Australia to gather in protest in a #March4Justice rally. All around Australia, people gathered in an outcry at the injustices and to show solidarity for the victims. In front of Brisbane’s City Hall, outraged by the response of the Prime Minister and the government, who continually denied, lied and downplayed the charges, crowds gathered to demand justice for women who had been abused and discriminated against. Fury and disgust were the overriding sentiments by an angry crowd who not only called for an official inquiry but for a government to lead the way to change a historically toxic culture of denigrating women.
9 months on, the police have since closed the allegations against Christian Porter. No inquiry to the allegations or charges was ever made on the case or the conduct of the Attorney-General.
The victim took her own life last year.