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The trial of the accused in the Brittany Higgins case has been postponed for three months following a prize-night speech by Network Ten television presenter Lisa Wilkinson, who won a Logie award for her interview with Ms Higgins. ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum made the decision “regrettably and with gritted teeth” because in the publicity around the Wilkinson speech “the distinction between an untested allegation and the fact of guilt has been lost”.Read MoreThe Australian