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SORRY - Nicholson again apologises for flexi-rape comment

Published:Sunday | November 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Having sparked a firestorm with his 'flexi-rape' comment in the Senate last Friday, senior Cabinet minister A.J Nicholson again apologised yesterday.

In a release to the media, Nicholson said: "I wish to apologise most sincerely for any offence caused by a remark I made in the Senate [last Friday]. Some say that the remark was 'disrespectful', others maintain that it was 'flippant'.

"Regardless, the fact that I did not mean to cause offence is not now the point; offence has been taken. And I wish to tender my apologies to the entire society.

"I also wish to assure the public that deep lessons have been learnt by me as a result of having, unfortunately, made that brief remark."