Australian Parliament Rape Case: PM Scott Morrison apologizes on rape incident in Australian Parliament, promises to probe government’s workplace culture in-depth

Australian PM Scott Morrison (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Australian Parliament Rape Case: Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized to the victim in the Australian Parliament Rape Case. In fact, the woman alleged that she was raped by an unnamed colleague in the country’s parliament. On Tuesday, apologizing for the incident, PM Scott Morrison has promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the government’s workplace culture. The victim woman says that she was raped in the office of Defense Minister Linda Reynolds in March 2019.

The woman told local media that she had spoken with the police in early April that year. Police in the capital confirmed that they had talked to a complainant in April 2019, but decided not to make a formal complaint. According to the woman, she told Reynolds senior staff about the alleged attack.

The woman said that she was then asked to attend a meeting in the office where she was abused. Reynolds confirmed on Monday that he had been told about the complaint last year, although he denied that the victim’s woman was pressured to make a police complaint. Also read: Valentine’s Day 2021: US President Joe Biden celebrates Valentine’s Day in a special way, sharing this cute picture with wife Jill

Prime Minister Morrison apologized to the woman on Tuesday and promised to investigate the matter. He said that it should not have happened and I apologize. Morrison told reporters in Canberra that I want to make sure that any woman working at this place is as safe as possible.

He said that PM Department and Cabinet Officer Stephanie Foster have been appointed to deal with workplace complaints and review the process, while a backbench law maker will investigate the workplace culture. Significantly, within the Liberal Party, accusations on Morrison have intensified following allegations of inappropriate treatment of women.

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