Slamming Morrison's complete lack of empathy for survivors when promoting Porter, she explained that his actions prove that there is a clear "protective privilege" in the current patriarchal parliament.
“There is no way this decision was accidental. It is a transparently deliberate, definitive statement that reeks of abuse of power and a blatant disregard of the people,” she wrote.
Tame added that as soon as last week, she was present at a meeting with members of the Federal government, assuming that it was "productive". But unfortunately, after witnessing Morrison's actions, she feels that nothing as been learnt.
“This appointment is an insult to all survivors, and indeed the whole country. It reinforces the idea that accused predators are too often protected, feeding into the already crippling fear of victims and bystanders. It is an act of emboldening perpetrators,” writes Tame.
“My heart breaks at the thought of survivors still living in silence, looking to our leaders for hope.”
Tame has been previously been praised for her work shining a light on child sexual abuse and the warning signs of grooming. The 26-year-old activist from Tasmanian has bravely advocated for other survivors after revealing that she was groomed and repeatedly abused by a teacher, who was found guilty and jailed for his crimes when she was 15.
“I don’t think of myself as an instigator of a revolution," she told marie claire Australia back in March this year. "I’m a representative of a community of survivors who have been stigmatised for far too long and I’m just proud to be a part of that community.”If you or someone you know needs help or advice, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit 1800RESPECT. . If you need help immediately, please call 000.