In a week when many of Australia’s political journalists and commentators have once again proven themselves inadequate for the job, I revisit a proposal first made in February 2012.
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Move comes amid a groundswell of public anger at the pervasive culture of bullying, harassment and sexual violence, notably in government.
02. Sex acts filmed in Australia’s parliament rock Morrison’s gov’t | Sexual Assault News | Al JazeeraNews outlets say male government staff set up a Facebook group to share images and video of sex acts performed in Parliament.
Tens of thousands of people have turned out to marches across Australia, protesting against the sexual abuse and harassment of women in the country. They were spurred by a recent wave of allegations of sexual assault, centred around Australia's parliament.
04. Essential poll: Morrison’s approval takes a hit from female voters while remaining unchanged with men | Essential poll | The GuardianMajority of voters support a range of actions to address gender inequality but there is still some division between women and men.
"In the sex assault debate, the focus has been on outrages rather than solutions. For the groundswell to lead to tangible outcomes, that’s going to have to change," writes Peter Van Onselen.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attempt to fight the left on their battleground over the issue of disparities between the treatment of men and women predictably resulted in him “losing every time” says Sky News host Rita Panahi.
The leaked footage of Kevid Rudd, frustrated and swearing.
[19 February 2012] Years ago, a bloke got frustrated at the end of a long day, and swore a bit. And suddenly the entire fucking media in this country is buzzing around this one pissy little story like blowflies to the corpse of a dead horse. [This page includes links to most of the stories referenced in the podcast.]
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