Laws in Tasmania and the Northern Territory that stop sexual abuse survivors speaking out are pathetic

This week my book, Eggshell Skull, was awarded the 2019 Biography Book of the Year Award at the Australian Book Industry Awards ceremony, yet if I lived in Tasmania or the Northern Territory it would have been illegal for me to ever have even written or published it.

Archaic laws in those two jurisdictions dictate that it is illegal for the survivors of sex crimes to identify themselves publicly.

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Bri Lee is the author of Eggshell Skull

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