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Christian Porter at his Wednesday press conference denying rape allegations before going on stress leave. Photo: Richard Wainwright / AAP
News

Attorney-General Christian Porter rejects historical rape allegations

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has identified himself as the minister accused of raping an Adelaide teenager more than 30 years ago, declaring he is innocent and won’t step down but will take a leave of absence to seek help for his own mental health.

Opinion

SA bickers as child protection slides into crisis

Debate on child protection in South Australia has centred around seemingly endless reviews, inquiries and point scoring. Meanwhile, the number of children in care and associated funding demand for a broken system reaches new, disturbing highs, writes Simon Schrapel.