Staff rebuked over failure to advise him of Brittany Higgins allegations, Scott Morrison says

After comments about a ‘culture of disrespect’, prime minister responded it was not ‘confined to the parliament’

Scott Morrison has indicated that he has reprimanded his staff for not bringing a former government staffer’s rape allegations to his attention as soon as a reporter submitted questions earlier this month.

The prime minister has also taken umbrage at a major business group’s comments about a pervasive “culture of disrespect” in politics, with Morrison responding that “if any workplace thinks that this is just confined to the parliament, they’re kidding themselves”.

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