...and another thing
TO be sexually assaulted is a horrific thing. To not be able to speak out publicly, should you so choose, is appalling.
The Northern Territory and Tasmania are the only jurisdictions in Australia that force victims of sexual assault to hide their victimhood. Attorney-General Natasha Fyles simply said the Territory would wait to see any changes made by the Tasmanian Government. But this isn’t good enough, when there are five other states to look to.
By allowing perpetrators to hide in the shadows and silencing victims from speaking out, we’re saying sexual assault is okay. It’s not. It’s time to change these archaic laws.