"David" (not real name) "worked as a senior Coalition staffer for more than 5 years. He agreed to be quoted only on condition of anonymity because he has nothing v good to say about the parliamentary culture & its treatment of staffers, especially female"
“People are treated appallingly and there is literally nowhere to go, there is no HR department. There is no realistic place to complain.”
“A lot of the male ministers seem to think it’s fair game to hit on female staff. I think most of those 50-year-old men have no idea how intimidating it is for a 30-year-old woman to be hit on by a 50-year-old Cabinet minister.”
parliament house should be an alcohol free zone, surely that's not too much to expect

'unlike other workplaces, it is not unusual for people under the influence of alcohol to be wandering around the corridors of Parliament House.'

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