'Egregious' Scott Morrison apology key plank of bid to block Bruce Lehrmann rape trial

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Updated October 27 2022 - 5:57pm, first published 5:30am
Former prime minister Scott Morrison delivers the apology in February. Picture by Karleen Minney

Former prime minister Scott Morrison was accused of jeopardising an accused rapist's right to a fair trial with an "egregious" speech, during which he apologised to the alleged victim for "terrible things" that had occurred in Parliament House.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.