CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual misconduct.

The unnamed Liberal staffer who filmed himself wanking over a female politician’s desk has been sacked on Monday night, almost immediately after his revolting act was first exposed by 10 News First.

While we still don’t know who the man is, or who the female MP is, we do know that this was just one instance from a whole bunch of men who had been exposing themselves around Parliament House and sharing photos and videos among themselves.

The New Daily reports the man was somehow identified despite the images of him being blurred heavily.

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham, whose department oversees the employment of Parliamentary staffers, said he was “disgusted and appalled” after learning about the incident.

“It also demonstrates an enormous disrespect for a member or senator in relation to those staff, those offices. It equally shows a complete contempt, frankly, for the Australian taxpayers who paid the wages of such staff,” he told a Senate committee hearing on Monday night.

“In my opinion, any individuals who engaged in such activity ought to prepare to pack their bags and leave the building for good. They should also think intently about apologising not just to their employing member or senator but to the Parliament and to the Australian public.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for House of Representatives Speaker Tony Smith and Senate President Scott Ryan, who are in charge of enforcing the rules in Parliament, said they too only just found out about the incident.

“MPs and Senators employ their own staff,” the spokesperson told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“If the presiding officers are informed of the identities of the staff members, they are of course prepared to take action within the context of their responsibilities.”

This is just one man from a group of at least four who’ve exposed themselves in Parliament House and shared the evidence around.

On top of that, the anonymous, so-called “Canberra insider” who initially leaked the footage to 10 News First also made further allegations about a more widespread use of the prayer room in Parliament House by staffers and even politicians to have sex in the workplace.

“I don’t think they’ve broken any laws – but morally, they’re bankrupt,” the Canberra insider told 10 News First.

“It’s a culture of men who think they can do whatever they want.”


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Image: Getty Images / Yury Prokopenko | 10 News First