A man who made allegations of sexual intercourse and misconduct occurring inside Parliament House was left “deeply disappointed” by an independent investigation into his claims, with the Department of Finance refusing to give him a copy of its report or comment on its findings, according to a report published in the Guardian.
More than a year after his explosive claims about federal politicians bringing sex workers into Parliament House or engaging in intercourse in the building’s prayer room, the whistleblower – who didn’t want to be named – claimed his evidence was not accepted and his allegations were not properly investigated.
An independent investigation by law firm Sparke Helmore has been finalised, but the finance department won’t reveal what it found.
The man spoke to Channel 10 on 22 March last year, alleging a group of Coalition staffers shared images and videos of sex acts inside Parliament House via Facebook Messenger over a two-year period. The report referenced images that were alleged to be of staffers, including the man’s occasional partner, masturbating on female MPs desks. The whistleblower told Sparke Helmore in his submission to the investigation that he and his then-partner had engaged in sex acts in Parliament House.
The man’s former partner was sacked from his political job soon after the Channel 10 report aired. Prime minister Scott Morrison called the incident “shocking” and “disgraceful”, saying “we must get this house in order”.
The man’s allegations, seen by Guardian Australia, claim that a former federal politician had his staff procure sex workers and bring them into the building, and that a current federal politician had engaged in sex acts inside Parliament House’s prayer room.