One of the women sexually harassed by former High Court justice Dyson Heydon has spoken publicly about the Morrison Government’s repeated delays to achieve a settlement, adding that every new communication in the long overdue process has triggered the anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder from the incidents.
Although the state’s major bar associations and law societies have made changes to policies and practices to ensure that sexual harassment reporting is made easier for victims, this same effort has not yet been mirrored by the government. Maurice Blackburn, which is representing three of the women, are calling on both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Michaelia Cash to personally intervene.
“No one who has suffered trauma and loss like the women I represent deserves the added indignity of having their interests essentially ignored,” Mr Bornstein said.
Mr Bornstein confirmed that the legal team has attempted to meet with the Morrison government on numerous occasions over the last 18 months at their own expense, with each of the victims providing “every imaginable detail” in support of their claims.