Prime Minister Scott Morrison has blasted “disgusting and sickening” reports of Coalition staff members allegedly performing lewd acts inside Parliament.
A News Corp and Network Ten report earlier tonight alleged a group of four Government staff members had exchanged videos and images taken inside Parliament House.
One staffer at the centre of the allegations has now had his employment terminated. He is alleged to have performed a lewd act on the desk of a female MP in Parliament House.
“Everyone has a right to feel safe at work. The reports aired tonight are disgusting and sickening,” Mr Morrison said.
“It’s not good enough, and is totally unacceptable.
“The people who come to work in this building are better than this.
“The actions of these individuals show a staggering disrespect for the people who work in Parliament, and for the ideals the Parliament is supposed to represent.”
Mr Morrison said the staff member at the centre of the allegations had been identified and had his employment terminated immediately.
“I urge anybody with further information to come forward,” Mr Morrison said.
“I will have more to say on this and the cultural issues we confront as a Parliament in coming days.”