Barnaby’s baby cause for discussion
CATHY McGowan (MHR, Indi) said there is an opportunity to have a conversation within the Parliament about a process to address personal relationships within the workplace.
Her statement followed revelations Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is in a relationship with a former staff who is expecting to give birth in April.
“There is a belief the Parliament is behind community expectations and corporate practice,” Ms McGowan said.
“The Parliament is a place of work and good workplace practice includes clear expectations about behaviour.
“There are examples set by the process undertaken by the United States Congress and in the Australian corporate sector, including the action of the AFL in July last year regarding relationships in the workplace.
“I’m happy to begin this conversation ahead of potentially tabling a motion in Parliament.”