CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual misconduct.

Explosive new reports from 10 News First and The Australian have further exposed an allegedly toxic culture of sexual misconduct among Liberal Party staffers inside Parliament House.

That includes at least one male staffer who filmed himself wanking at a female politician’s desk, as well as staffers and politicians alike allegedly making use of a so-called “sex room”, which is in fact the Parliament House prayer room.

An anonymous “Canberra insider” known only as Tom has leaked photos and videos of male Liberal staffers exposing themselves and/or wanking in different parts of Parliament House.

He shared evidence of at least four men routinely sharing photos and videos of these acts among themselves on Facebook Messenger over a period spanning at least two years.

“I have received so many that I’ve just become immune to it,” Tom told 10 News First.

Some of these very same men have publicly posted pics of themselves online posing with the likes of former Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and former Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, and Tom himself confirmed that some of these men worked closely with the highest levels of politics.

Tom also shed light on a small room on the upper floor of Parliament House which is supposed to be a prayer and meditation room. In actual fact, it’s where a bunch of Liberal staffers and even some politicians have been allegedly having sex.

“I can probably say there is very little meditation or prayer going on in that room,” Tom continued. He knows because he himself admitted to having sex there.

For those keeping track, former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari made reference to people banging in the very same room back in 2019.

The final claim Tom made was that male sex workers were invited into Parliament House on behalf of Coalition politicians.

While there’s nothing wrong with hiring a sex worker, doing so inside a place of work such as Parliament House goes against pretty much all workplace codes, and may well conflict with public stances of the politicians allegedly responsible.

Consider this among the backdrop of how the government handled the alleged rape of Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House, the fact three more women have come out and made sexual harassment allegations against the same former Liberal staffer, the historical rape accusation made against Attorney-General Christian Porter (which he categorically denies), and the other numerous claims of misogyny and sexual misconduct within Parliament House and the Liberal Party in particular, and the grim picture we now have of the culture in Canberra is as grim as it is clear.

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

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


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