1 Nov 2011

Rape victim wants right to tell story

1:30 pm on 1 November 2011

A woman who was raped is calling for the law to be changed so sexual assault victims can decide whether or not their name is suppressed.

The woman was speaking at the Sensible Sentencing Trust's victim's rights conference at the weekend.

Under the current law, victims of sexual assault have automatic and permanent name suppression.

The victim says she wants the law to be changed so those who want to are able to tell their story through the media and potentially influence lawmakers and help other victims.

Defence lawyer Greg King told the woman she could write to the judge who presided over the case and seek to have the suppression lifted.