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The toxic culture in Parliament House

Karen Middleton on what the Jenkins Report tells us about Australia’s political culture, and why it’s taking so long to change.

A new report released by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner has revealed a toxic workplace culture in Parliament House, with nearly half of the women working there experiencing sexual harassment and bullying.

But almost immediately after the report was released, a number of fresh allegations and scandals emerged in Parliament, demonstrating how deep the problem is.

Today, chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Karen Middleton on what the Jenkins Report tells us about Australia’s political culture, and why it’s taking so long to change.


Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Karen Middleton.

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