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Staffer Brittany Higgins allegedly raped in office inside of Parliament House

ABC News


The issue of the toxic treatment of women inside Parliament House has re-emerged following new allegations that a federal government staffer was raped in a minister's office.

Workplace Incident
Workplace Incident

News.com.au has reported that a man working for then-defence industry minister Linda Reynolds took a 24-year-old female media staffer into Parliament House after a Friday night drinking session in March 2019 and allegedly raped her inside the defence industry minister's office.


Her story follows those of other women who have spoken out about the inappropriate treatment they experienced working at Parliament House.


The junior staffer, Brittany Higgins, was just four weeks into her role at the time.


Ms Higgins told the ABC the information contained in the news.com.au report was accurate.


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