Views towards workplace culture and treatment of women in Parliament House

Mar 30, 2021

Q. Following allegations of sexual assault and misogynistic behaviour by staffers, a review into Parliament House workplace culture has been initiated.

Which of the following is closest to your view on the issue?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Recent revelations about the culture in Parliament House is an isolated workplace issue, primarily about the safety of women working in politics 40% 50% 30% 47% 44% 29% 30% 52% 30% 41%
Recent revelations about the culture in Parliament House are symptomatic of the discrimination of women in society 60% 50% 70% 53% 56% 71% 70% 48% 70% 59%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 332 382 386 382 389 92 122
  • More people believe that the allegations of sexual assault and misogynistic culture in Parliament House is a wider society issue, than isolated to Federal politics (60% to 40%).
  • This view was more strongly held by women than Men (70% to 50%).
  • Labor and Greens voters were more likely to think the culture is shared by society (both 70%), while Coalition voters were more likely to believe the issues are isolated to politics (52%).

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