A Hobart woman who was groomed and sexually assaulted by her teacher when she was 15 years old has gained a court order which allows her to publicly tell her story.
Grace Tame, now 24, was a student at St Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart, when her then 58-year-old teacher Nicolaas Ockert Bester repeatedly manipulated and raped her.
Previously known in the media as Jane Doe, Ms Tame was unable to speak out under her name due to a law in Tasmania and the Northern Territory which prohibits publication identifying the victim, even when the person is an adult at the time of publication and consents to being named.
Ms Tame's desire to speak out gained worldwide attention with the launch of the #LetHerSpeak campaign which was endorsed by celebrities such as John Cleese and Alyssa Milano.
End Rape on Campus, one of the organisations behind the #LetHerSpeak, campaign, said they had been working with Ms Tame for three years and supported her through her Supreme Court exemption fight.
Ms Tame is the fourth person to win the right to speak about their sexual assault in Tasmania, EROC said in a statement.
"We were joined by so many public sexual assault survivors from other jurisdictions who shared their insights into why survivors should be able to self-identify if they so choose," said EROC director and #LetHerSpeak campaign lead Nina Funnell.
The state government is reviewing the law in question, section 194K of the Evidence Act, and has received over 50 submissions as part of the review.
Minister Michael Ferguson said the government was looking to reform the provision but it needed to be done carefully.
"Tasmania, like every other state and territory, has the appropriate mechanisms in place to protect the privacy of people who have been victimised by those monsters who would commit criminal sexual acts, against children for example," Mr Ferguson said.
"While the government doesn't have any opposition to people wanting to tell their story we need to understand that if one person tells their story it might actually lead to other victims being directly identified as well. Think school friends, think siblings."
Ms Tame declined the request for comment.