‘A watershed moment’: Brittany Higgins to have memoir published of experiences in Parliament House

Brittany Higgins will have a memoir published of her experiences working inside Australia’s halls of power, with half of the profits going to a rape crisis centre in Canberra. 

The former Liberal Party staffer sparked a national conversation around sexual assault and power within institutions in recent months after coming forward with allegations of being raped in Parliament House. 

On Tuesday, Penguin Random House Australia announced it will publish a memoir of Ms Higgins’ experiences next year. 

“Brittany’s story, in her own words, will be a call for desperately needed reform, and a watershed moment for Australian women in public life,” the publisher said in a statement. 

Ms Higgins said in a tweet she feels “privileged” to have the opportunity to share her story.

“This book will shine a light on the culture inside the corridors of power and provide a firsthand account of what it was like surviving a media storm that turned into a movement,” she tweeted.

She said half of the royalties from each book sold will go to the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, which she says was a personal “lifeline” in the wake of her alleged sexual assault. 

More to come. 

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit  

Readers seeking support with mental health can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636. More information is available at Multicultural Mental Health supports people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

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