Disturbing images have showed the disgusting sex acts allegedly performed by at least four Coalition staffers in Parliament House.
Senior staffers allegedly swapped photos and video of themselves performing the solo sex acts in a Facebook Messenger group.
The sexual acts – some of which took place on the desks of federal female MPs – were carried out more than two years ago but only came to light after one of the staffers dobbed the rest of them in.
A government source told ABC News on Monday evening one of the staffers was sacked as the bombshell allegations came to light.
A whistleblower shared footage of a staffer performing a sex act on himself inside a female Liberal MPs office.
The anonymous source also told Ten News MPs and government staffers used a small prayer room on the upper level of Parliament House to have sex.
This image shared by a whistleblower shows a man sitting at a desk in Parliament House exposing himself
A man is pictured pointing at a female Liberal MP’s Parliamentary desk in a still from a video. He goes on to commit a lewd sexual act on the desk
Some staffers have used a small prayer room on the upper level of Parliament House to have sex, a whistleblower said in bombshell revelations
‘I could probably say there’s very little meditation or prayer going on in that room,’ he said.
He also claimed prostitutes and ‘rent boys’ were brought into Parliament House for the pleasure of Coalition MPs.
‘Having sex, procuring rent boys… in Parliament House, procured by staffers for MPs,’ he told Ten News.
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham condemned the behaviour on Monday and said those involved would be sacked.
‘I am disgusted and appalled,’ he said. ‘It shows a complete disregard for all that our parliamentary democracy stands for.’
‘It also demonstrates an enormous disrespect for the employing member or senator in relation to those staff and those officers.
The staffer who was fired (left, pictured with Julie Bishop) allegedly filmed himself performing a sexual act inside a female Liberal MP’s office
‘It equally shows a complete contempt for the Australian taxpayers who have paid the wages for such staff and, in my opinion, any individuals who engaged in such activity ought to prepare to pack their bags and leave the building for good.’
The whistleblower told The Australian there was a culture of men who thought they could do ‘whatever they want’.
‘I don’t think they’ve broken any laws — but morally, they’re bankrupt,’ he said.
Ten News and The Australian obtained some of the lewd videos and images filmed inside Parliament House.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins (pictured in 2018) will hand down her final report on inappropriate workplace culture in Parliament House in November
Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned the behaviour in the strongest possible terms and urged anyone who knew of more to come forward.
‘Everyone has a right to feel safe at work. The reports aired tonight are disgusting and sickening,’ he said.
‘It’s not good enough, and is totally unacceptable. The people who come to work in this building are better than this.
‘The actions of these individuals show a staggering disrespect for the people who work in parliament, and for the ideals the parliament is supposed to represent.’
Mr Morrison said he had identified the staff member at the centre of the allegations and terminated his employment immediately.
One staffer was confirmed to have been sacked on Monday. Finance Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured) said the others would also lose their jobs
‘I urge anybody with further information to come forward. There is also the serious incident support line that we have established that staff and former staff are encouraged to use,’ he said.
‘I will have more to say on this and the cultural issues we confront as a Parliament in coming days.’
Senator Birmingham said it further demonstrated the need for the inquiry by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins into parliament’s workplace culture.
Parliament House, Canberra, has been rocked by fresh allegations of sexual depravity as senior Coalition staffers allegedly filmed themselves in sexual acts on female MP’s desks and in the Parliamentary prayer room – and shared them on Facebook Messenger
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins is leading a review of workplace culture in Parliament House in the wake of the Brittany Higgins rape allegations.
Ms Higgins says she was raped by a former colleague inside Parliament House in March 2019.
Ms Jenkins’ review is expected to issue a final report in November.