Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.
The ALP’s internal investigation found the MP treated staff badly, but did not find evidence of sexual harassment or lewd conduct.
Grattan talks with Deep Saini about Husar’s announcement she will not contest the next election, Joyce’s book, and the hotly debated National Energy Guarantee.
Turnbull is weaving the extraordinary saga of this first term MP into the government’s familiar narrative about Shorten - that he doesn’t tell the truth and his workers-friend credentials are phoney.
Labor MP Emma Husar has bowed to the inevitable and announced she will not contest next year’s election – although she plans to stay in parliament until then.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Nicholas Klomp about the week in politics.
Politics podcast: Wayne Swan on Labor’s byelection victories and beyond.
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Incoming national president and outgoing MP Wayne Swan dismissed the notion that party reform is on that agenda saying there "is no issue ... my priority is winning the battle of ideas.”
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in politics.
With public trust in politicians low, it’s time to look at making tighter, clearer regulations about MP behaviour, including the role of their staffers.
The NSW Labor party probe, led by barrister John Whelan, into the claims against Husar has been going on for some time but the story only broke publicly with a BuzzFeed report last week.