I have to laugh at this. It’s a rueful laugh, it’s not one of joy. Because the government sat on this report for 12 months. They did not respond to it until they faced multiple crises and the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House.
They have not consulted with business, they have not consulted with women’s groups. Christian Porter had not even met with the sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins.
We saw her own words, this government’s response is a missed opportunity. Not my words, Kate Jenkins’s own words, the government – Scott Morrison goes out there yesterday, said I have accepted all these recommendations. We hear from Kate Jenkins he hasn’t.
As always with the prime minister, it’s about the announcement, it’s never about the plans, the follow through and the delivery.