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A "culture" problem at Australian Parliament

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Eldorado

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday he was "sickened" by allegations of sexual assault in Parliament House, adding that there was a "culture" problem at the government building.

His comments followed reports that a second woman had said she had been assaulted by the same man whom a former media adviser to the government this week publicly accused of rape.

Brittany Higgins said on Friday, in a statement reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), that the man had raped her two years ago in parliament. Reuters has been unable to contact her. Morrison apologised to Higgins on Tuesday for the way her complaint was handled at that time, ordering a probe into the government's workplace culture.

Full report from Reuters at MSN: Link

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Scotty doing his level best to not know what’s going on so as to not be blamed. Quell surprise.....

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Eldorado

Alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins to make formal statement, Linda Reynolds to face fresh questions

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins will make a formal complaint today, allowing police to pursue an active investigation into her alleged rape inside a ministerial office at Parliament House.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-24/brittany-higgins-expected-police-formal-complaint-alleged-rape/13185066

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Eldorado

The defence minister of Australia is under fire for referring to her former aide as a “lying cow” after the staffer went public with allegations of rape in Parliament House.

Senator Linda Reynolds has not denied making the comments, which prime minister Scott Morrison described as “offensive” and “inappropriate”.

MSN

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Scott Morrison is said to be appalled after consulting his wife, Jen, about what Linda Reynolds is reported to have said.*

 

 

 

 

* note,this is satire based upon the fact Scott very clearly said previously he knew the rape allegation was serious after talking to his wife about it. 

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Golden Duck
4 hours ago, President Wearer of Hats said:

Scott Morrison is said to be appalled after consulting his wife, Jen, about what Linda Reynolds is reported to have said.*

 

 

 

 

* note,this is satire based upon the fact Scott very clearly said previously he knew the rape allegation was serious after talking to his wife about it. 

Can we assume that Mrs Scotty From Marketing doesn't attend Hillsong?

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Sir Wearer of Hats
11 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Thousands of women have gathered in major cities across Australia to demand gender equality and justice for the victims of sexual assault.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/thousands-of-women-march-in-australia-to-demand-justice-for-sexual-assault-victims/ar-BB1eAuDL?

And our brave, forward thinking, Christian, man of the people Prime Minister .... said he’d meet the leader of the rally for ten minutes in private. She told him to bog off. The deputy leader told them to bog off in no uncertain terms “I’m busy, all day.”

If anyone thinks the culture of Canberra is going to change any time soon, they need to think again. 

Remember, the response to a rape allegation is to get the place where the rape is alleged to have occupied steam cleaned (so there’s no evidence to be collected if/when the AFP turns up I presume). That when a news organisation discusses in rhe most vague of terms rape allegations (naming no names, until you yourself out you as the subject of the allegations) you sue the news organisation for defamation for saying “itks been long known in the Canberra bubble thst there have been allegations made against Christian Porter”. 

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Eldorado

The crisis engulfing Australia's politics has continued to grow following the emergence of videos showing staff members performing sex acts in parliament, leading to one senior aide being fired.

One video showed the aide performing a sex act on a female MP's desk.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the videos as "disgraceful".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56492827

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Eldorado

Labor MP says a NSW government MP raped female sex worker

Sydney Morning Herald

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Anyone see the presser where Scotty was all teary-eyed about how he wanted to do better because blah blah I have children? Really emotive stuff.... followed by a Edward Hyde turn in a second when he goes after one of the members of the press in order to deflect the line of questioning. He goes from remorseful to nasty in a split second. 
I make no secret of disliking the man, but when your response to a long string of serious allegations about sexual assault and misconduct is to go “I have two daughters, I understand and champion women’s rights”followed by “it’s just as bad in other workplaces” ... then you really show your true colours. 

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Eldorado

‘Disgraceful’: PM forces Liberal MP to apologise to women he trolled on Facebook

SMHerald

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Sir Wearer of Hats
15 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

‘Disgraceful’: PM forces Liberal MP to apologise to women he trolled on Facebook

SMHerald

Yes, he apologised in parliament. I am so impressed with Scott, he’s showing such amazing leadership. 

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Timothy
35 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

‘Disgraceful’: PM forces Liberal MP to apologise to women he trolled on Facebook

SMHerald

This guy is a f’ing scumbag. He should have been dismissed for this. 

And yes I’m glad all of this is getting a lot of media attention. Hopefully it will help with the weeding out/purge and replacement of the archaic boys-club types. 

There will hopefully be a long needed culture change because of this. Heads should roll.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
15 hours ago, Timothy said:

This guy is a f’ing scumbag. He should have been dismissed for this. 

And yes I’m glad all of this is getting a lot of media attention. Hopefully it will help with the weeding out/purge and replacement of the archaic boys-club types. 

There will hopefully be a long needed culture change because of this. Heads should roll.

What do you want to wager that if/when they bring in a quota of women candidates, all of the women will be running in seats predicted to go to the other side?

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Timothy
4 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

What do you want to wager that if/when they bring in a quota of women candidates, all of the women will be running in seats predicted to go to the other side?

Who knows. But I definitely don’t think a female quota is a suitable solution.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
8 minutes ago, Timothy said:

Who knows. But I definitely don’t think a female quota is a suitable solution.

But it looks good on paper, they can spin it - that’s all they care about. 

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Eldorado

Australian MP Andrew Laming says he is stepping aside from duties to undertake cultural sensitivity training after allegations of harassing women online.

Two women accused him of slandering them, with one saying it had left her feeling suicidal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56532248

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Golden Duck
13 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Australian MP Andrew Laming says he is stepping aside from duties to undertake cultural sensitivity training after allegations of harassing women online.

Two women accused him of slandering them, with one saying it had left her feeling suicidal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56532248

Of course, we can see what a great success 'training' is for the NRL.  This will surely be the maguc fix for a, former GP, eye surgeon, and now career politician focused on winning - and not losing - votes.

 

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Eldorado

Australian PM Scott Morrison has removed a minister accused of rape from his role as the nation's chief law officer, after weeks of pressure.

Christian Porter will no longer be attorney general but will remain in cabinet in a new portfolio.

BBC

Federal Liberal Party vice-president Teena McQueen apologises for sex assault joke

A top Liberal party figure has apologised after she shocked colleagues when making a joke about sexual assault at a meeting.

News Australia

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Eldorado

An Australian MP under police investigation for rape resigned from New South Wales parliament on Wednesday after it was claimed he exchanged lewd images and messages with his alleged victim from the floor of parliament.

MSN

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Sir Wearer of Hats

“The Prime Minister for women” ohh gag. 

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Eldorado
Posted (edited)

Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor resigns from candidacy over 'inappropriate' text messages

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-07/tas-labor-candidate-ben-mcgregor-resigns-from-candidacy/100052594

 

A doctor accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Tasmania was banned from treating female patients only after an interstate medical board received a separate complaint.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-07/zoe-duncan-letter-detailing-abuse-by-lgh-doctor/100051378

Edited by Eldorado

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Eldorado

Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as his government struggles to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff.

Under broad changes aimed at empowering complainants in workplace gender-related disputes, employers will be required to take a proactive approach to stopping gender discrimination, while complainants get a longer period of time to lodge complaints, Morrison said.

Reuters report at MSN

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