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Sexual harassment rife inside Australian parliament, report finds

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in February after his party came under pressure over its handling of an alleged rape inside the building, said the findings were “appalling” and “disturbing.”

The review detailed widespread improper behavior, and found that more than half of the people who responded had experienced at least one incident of sexual harassment, bullying or actual or attempted sexual assault.

“Such experiences leave a trail of devastation for individuals and their teams and undermine the performance of our parliament to the nation’s detriment,” the report said.

Morrison said parliament must clean up its act.

“Like anyone who works in this building, I find the statistics that are presented here, of course appalling and disturbing,” he told reporters in Canberra.

“I wish I found them more surprising.”

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