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The workplace system in Parliament House that helps feed unhealthy power relationships

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One of the biggest questions to arise from the shocking alleged rape of a political staffer in a Minister’s office is why the young staffer felt that making a formal complaint would end her political career.

Brittany Higgins is not the first to describe a perilous workplace culture in Parliament House.

Her allegations are the latest in a steadily growing list of tales about the bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault of political staff, and much hand-wringing about a toxic culture in politics towards women.

Parliament House has a rather feudal system that helps feed that culture and materially sets up unhealthy power relationships that make political staff — particularly women — so vulnerable to bad treatment.

The system is based…



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