Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized on Tuesday to a lady who asserted she was assaulted in the country’s parliament by an anonymous partner, and promised an intensive investigation into the public authority’s work environment culture.
The lady said she had been assaulted in the workplace of Defense Minister Linda Reynolds in March 2019 by someone who also worked for Morrison’s decision Liberal gathering.
She told nearby media she spoke with the police toward the beginning of April of that year, yet she ruled against submitting a proper question in the midst of concerns about her vocation prospects. Police in the capital affirmed they had spoken to a complainant in April 2019, yet she chose not to submit a conventional question.
The lady said she told senior staff in Reynolds’ office of the supposed assault. She said she was then asked to go to a gathering in the workplace where she says she was assaulted.
Reynolds on Monday affirmed she had been recounted the objection last year, however she denied the lady was pressured against submitting a police question.
Morrison on Tuesday apologized to the lady and promised an investigation.
“That should not have occurred, and I do apologize,” Morrison told reporters in Canberra. “I need to ensure any young lady working in this spot is as safe as possible.”
Morrison said he has delegated Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet official Stephanie Foster to survey the process in managing work environment complaints, while a backbench legislator will investigate work environment culture.
The charge has intensified pressure on Morrison after a series of allegations of ill-advised conduct towards lady inside the Liberal party.
In 2019, female backbench lawmakers said they felt tormented to support a transition to oust then prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, while a previous female Liberal staff part last year submitted an authority question of ill-advised conduct by then migration minister Alan Tudge.