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Australian PM Scott Morrison backs attorney general accused of rape, says law must be followed

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday expressed support for his attorney general, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a teenager.Morrison told reporters Australia must follow the rule of law and the presumption of innocence in the matter, after police concluded there was insufficient evidence to investigate lawmaker Christian Porter, a 50-year-old former prosecutor.The woman who accused Porter died by suicide last year after she had gone to police…


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