The alleged rape of female colleagues by Australian federal parliamentary officials continues. Thousands of people staged protests in Perth, Australia, and launched a nationwide campaign to promote gender equality.
Agence France-Presse reported that a rally called “#March4Justice” was launched in Perth, Australia on Sunday (March 14). People chanted “Enough” and held placards calling for action to address sexual violence against women’s behavior.
According to reports, demonstrators will stage more than 40 protests across the country on Monday (March 15), including outside the Canberra Parliament House.
According to reports, an Australian minister-level official was exposed to a rape case more than 30 years ago, but neither the media nor the Australian government revealed the person’s name, triggering public speculation. Australian Attorney General Porter has admitted that he is the rumored official who caused the trouble, but has denied committing the crime of rape.
Public outrage over the sex cases and the government’s failure to resolve these cases is increasing day by day. This prompted many people to take to the streets to protest. Under pressure, Australian Prime Minister Morrison said on Sunday that he was ready to meet with the protest delegation, adding that his government was “very focused” on addressing concerns. He told reporters in Sydney: “At present, the issue of violence against women is still a high priority for our government.”
According to reports, the Australian Parliament has been repeatedly criticized for its “bad” workplace culture, which has led to continued bullying, harassment, and sexual assault. To this end, Morrison has ordered an independent investigation of the parliament’s workplace culture.