Statement from Adam Bandt MP, Leader of the Australian Greens:
There is now a dark cloud over the Cabinet and the government.
We need to make Parliament a safe place for women. Parliamentary staff shouldn’t be going to work wondering if they’re working alongside someone who has been accused of such a heinous crime.
The position of the accused means this is a matter of national significance. These are extremely serious and shocking allegations that should be investigated to the fullest possible extent.