I have no words to describe how absolutely traumatising it was to read this horrendous comment by Teena McQueen… https://t.co/U4wOSpyv0m
— Proud Vaxhole Kate 😷 💉💉💉 (@Proud Vaxhole Kate 😷 💉💉💉)
The fallout comes amid a spate of rape and sexual harrassment allegations across Australia’s political sphere.
Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins, recently came forward claiming she had been raped in the country’s parliamentary building.
Elsewhere, a video has emerged of a male staffer masturbating on a female MP’s desk, and backbench MP Andrew Laming has announced his imminent resignation after it emerged that he had photographed a woman’s bottom while her underwear was visible.
The New South Wales Liberal Party division has now voted to adopt a new code of conduct clarifying that the party will show zero tolerance towards bullying, sexual harassment, vilification, physical violence or discrimination.
Yet, it was at a meeting on this code of conduct that McQueen is accused of making her sexual harrassment “joke.”
Several formal complaints about her comments have been made to the state director.
However, when probed on the situation, a spokesman speaking on behalf of the federal and NSW Liberal parties told the Sydney Morning Herlad: “The matters you’ve raised are internal matters for the party and we are unable to comment”.