Bruce Lehrmann set to stand trial as bid to halt case over alleged rape of Brittany Higgins fails

By Blake Foden
Updated April 29 2022 - 4:57pm, first published 8:47am
Brittany Higgins, left, alleges she was raped by Bruce Lehrmann, right, at Parliament House. Pictures: Karleen Minney, Supplied

The man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins is set to stand trial after claims he would not receive a fair hearing because of "damaging publicity" failed to convince a judge to halt his case.



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.