Politicians could be hit with booze restrictions in Parliament House

Politicians could be hit with booze restrictions in Parliament House
Politicians could be hit with booze restrictions in Parliament House
Politicians could be hit with booze restrictions in Parliament House after it was revealed ONE THIRD of all staff have been sexually harassed

Federal politicians could be hit with sanctions for bullying behaviour or harassment under an overhaul aimed at making the halls of power safer for women.

It's one of the 28 recommendations from a damning review that found one-third of people working in Parliament House and federal politicians' offices have been sexually harassed.

Just 11 per cent reported the harassment.

About a quarter of workers told Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' review their harasser was a politician.

"One of the things that had the most impact on me is how much harder that workplace is for women, parliamentarians and actually for women staffers," she told ABC radio on Wednesday.

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has recommended restricting the amount of alcohol available in Parliament House to combat the chronic sexual harassment problem in federal politics

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has recommended restricting the amount of alcohol available in Parliament House to combat the chronic sexual harassment problem in federal politics

Jenkins' 400-page report (pictured being held by Prime Minister Scott Morrison) found 40 per cent of women in federal parliamentary workplaces have been sexually harassed

Jenkins' 400-page report (pictured being held by Prime Minister Scott Morrison) found 40 per cent of women in federal parliamentary workplaces have been sexually harassed  

"When they come there, they are constantly working out what they have to put up with what they can speak up about."

Three-quarters of people in commonwealth parliamentary workplaces have experienced, witnessed or heard about bullying, actual or attempted sexual harassment and assault.

"(T)he MP sitting beside me leaned over. Also thinking he wanted to tell me something, I leaned in," one person told the review.

"He grabbed me and stuck his tongue down my throat. The others all laughed. It was revolting and humiliating."

Another person described federal parliament as a

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