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As Prime Minister Scott Morrison eloquently put it, in Australia we do not have “the tribe has spoken” law. We have the rule of law. That rule has been invoked like a sacred mantra in defence of Attorney-General Christian Porter, although not so much on behalf of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rapist.

Porter went so far as to say that if he stood down as attorney-general we would no longer have a rule of law at all.

What is this rule of law?