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Women a Liberal Party Problem.

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Once again the problem of women and the Liberal Party is in the news. Two women staffers have made allegations that they were raped whilst working for Liberal Federal Ministers, sexual misconduct allegations have been made in the past, without any substantive changes being made to protect women working within parliament. The history of the Liberal Party shows it to be anti women, from women excluded from cabinet, to women being denied a chance at winnable seats in parliament. Julie Bishop one of the very few capable women who "made it" within the party, she was given a pathetic handful of votes when she stood for the leadership. Claims of bulling within, from female Liberal MP's, was well aired not so long ago.

There is a long held belief that conservatives treat women as second class. The handling of recent rape allegations and the failure of the government or the party to follow through with action to prevent such happening again, shows their lack of willingness to do something for female victims. The party would much rather victimise the victim as the solution to its problem, than do anything worthwhile.
Posted by Paul1405, Saturday, 20 February 2021 5:58:55 PM
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And it was two women politicians who knew about it who did not report it to the PM. The woman herself didn't report it. Can't blame the party for that.

And let's not forget the alleged victim and the alleged rapist had both been boozing. The alleged victim has now a accused the PM of "blaming the victim". Same old same old. Make an allegation well past the event. Nothing new here. Certainly nothing to do with the Liberal party at all.
Posted by ttbn, Saturday, 20 February 2021 6:28:29 PM
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Anyway, the alleged offender was not a Liberal politician, but an employee. It is absurd to bring politics into a crime, if a crime has need committed. If a crime has been committed, it's a matter for the police, who can act only if a complaint is made by the woman herself. The Liberal party has lots of faults, but the suggestion that this incident, if it happened, is somehow a party problem is plain silly.
Posted by ttbn, Saturday, 20 February 2021 6:55:44 PM
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let's not forget the alleged victim and the alleged rapist had both been boozing.
ttbn,
Labor Plant ?
Posted by individual, Saturday, 20 February 2021 7:06:15 PM
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Pauliar,

Always the one to pile on a negative story on the Libs, but completely in denial about the paedophiles and kiddie fiddlers in the Greens. A question could be asked about what have the greens done to protect children from their members?

The situation for Senator Reynolds was complicated, Ms Higgins refused to report the situation to the police at the time and only pursued the issue sometime later. The alleged offender was fired and was questioned by the police. Reynolds had the choice of protecting the privacy of Ms H or escalating the issue
Posted by shadowminister, Sunday, 21 February 2021 5:07:14 AM
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There you go again shonkyminister, that fixation you have with paedophiles. You seem to get off on that particular subject. Bring it up even when its not related to the topic, other posters are wondering about you.

I must say how unbelievable, the Morrison claim that he only become aware of allegations of rape within the party last week, his insincere wringing of hands, and fain shock at the alleged rapes, don't cut the mustard with most people. BTW; there are now two such allegations. The alleged rapists was sacked, not over the claimed rape, but for a security breach.

There is more to this topic than the two alleged rapes, serious as they are. The evidence is there that the Liberal Party has deep seated problems dealing with women in general. Given the parties pathetic track record in matters female, its hard to understand why 50% of the electorate would even consider them for their vote, and thinking men would also dismiss the Liberals and Nationals as the parties made up of too many misogynistic men.
Posted by Paul1405, Sunday, 21 February 2021 7:39:59 AM
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