Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead an independent inquiry into the culture of Parliament House, the result of shocking allegations of rape in a ministerial office.
The inquiry has been established in response to an allegation by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins, who said a colleague raped her in the then-defence industry minister’s office in 2019.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised to her for how the matter was handled.
He originally set up a review into standards in the Coalition, to be headed up by MP Celia Hammond.
But crossbench MPs and Labor quickly called for an independent inquiry, leading to this…