With conservative political forces in disarray following recent allegations of rape and sexual impropriety, Peta Credlin last night added gay sex into the salacious mix. Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff alleged that Liberal staffers held gay sex orgies in Parliament House. Further, she claimed a former minister invited rent boys to his ministerial office.
The activities alleged by Credlin, though salacious, appear to be legal.
Gay sex orgies
Credlin said that in her time as chief of staff, the Liberals fired a staffer for ‘disloyalty’. Later, the MP who employed him, ‘cleaned out’ the man’s desk and computer.
“That MP uncovered evidence that for many months that staffer had regularly met with other men, in the middle of the day, when the MP was in question time, for orgies in political offices.”
Peta Credlin also claimed to know another man sacked this week for filming himself masturbating over an MP’s desk.
“That bloke I demanded to be sacked years earlier.”
Credlin said she also knew the identity of the men accused this week of masturbating in parliamentary offices.
“The other three that Peter van Onselen broke in his story this week, I know who you are. I see you.”
Then, she moved on to an elected representative.
“The former minister who is alleged to have male prostitutes delivered to Parliament House … the former minister? I see you too.”
Notably, Credlin named no names.
The Sky News ‘personality’ made the revelations following a number of sex scandals that left the conservative right of Australian politics reeling.
Late last year, ABC’s Four Corners revealed that married minister Alan Tudge conducted an affair with one of his staffers. The staffer concerned since commenced legal action against Tudge for workplace harassment.
In recent weeks, attention shifted to news that a now-deceased South Australian woman accused a Cabinet Minister of raping her in 1988. Following fevered social media speculation, Attorney-General Christian Porter admitted the allegation concerned him. He denied that he raped the woman and immediately went on leave.
Since then, former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged yet another staffer raped her in Defence Minister Linda Reynold’s office after a night of heavy drinking.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces allegations that members of his government tried to cover up the incident.
Yesterday, the Liberal speaker of the Tasmanian Parliament threw petrol on that particular fire with comments about Senator Eric Abetz.
Sue Hickey said that she asked Senator Abetz during a ceremony in Hobart on 1 March if the rape allegations concerned Christian Porter.
“The senator quickly responded that yes … but not to worry, the woman is dead and the law will protect him.
She said Abetz continued, “As for that Higgins girl, anybody so disgustingly drunk who would sleep with anybody could have slept with one of our spies and put the security of the nation at risk.”
Abetz denied the claim.
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