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Parliament House staff ordered to stay silent to media following Higgins allegations

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated May 17 2021 - 1:10am, first published May 16 2021 - 6:00pm
A new policy clamped down on Parliament House staff speaking to media, days before a Four Corners episode on the Higgins allegations aired. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Staff within Parliament House have been asked to stay silent when approached by media or face the consequences, in a move the main public sector union has called "heavy-handed" following the release of a Four Corners report on the sexual assault allegations made by Brittany Higgins.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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