Coalition MPs apologise after young Parliamentary worker was injured during ‘disgusting’ incident
A MP was injured in the House of Representatives when coalition MPs rushed out of the room – prompting all politicians to warn to prevent another “disgusting” incident.
Dan Tehan, Angus Taylor, Zoe McKenzie and Andrew Hastie were among the seven lawmakers who apologized for the uproar in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning.
The clerk was pushed in the door and injured her arm as several MPs rushed to leave after Speaker Milton Dick ordered the doors locked for a division.
Mr Dick said: “I am particularly disgusted by this behavior and will not tolerate it for the staff.
“For an employee of this Chamber to be treated in this way while simply doing their job is disrespectful and a very serious matter.
“I want to make it clear that I am committed to ensuring that this building and chamber are safe and respectful places to work.
“No employee should be injured in the course of their work in the service of this house.”
A parliamentary staff member was injured in the chamber when coalition MPs attempted to leave the room
Queensland MP Llew O’Brien issued a particularly heartfelt apology on Wednesday morning.
He said: “I apologize unreservedly to the House and to you for leaving yesterday on your instructions. And I also apologize to the staff if they were involved.
“The staff here in the Chamber are doing an incredible job and one of them is not crowd control. And I apologize to them for that.’
Zoe McKenzie added that as she attempted to exit the room, she “deeply regrets any impact that was inflicted on any staff member involved.”
Andrew Hastie said he apologized “unreservedly” to the employee concerned.
Zoe McKenzie and Angus Taylor were among the first to apologize
Andrew Hastie said he apologized “unreservedly” to the employee concerned
On Tuesday evening, Secretary of State for Employment and Industrial Relations Tony Burke asked Mr Dick to review footage of the incident.
“Mr Sprecher, practice and standing orders notwithstanding, we as a House cannot be in a position where people are using their physical size to push past staff after you’ve said, ‘close the doors,'” he said .
After the speaker has ordered the door to be locked, no member may enter or leave the chamber.
All MPs have been warned they will receive a letter reviewing the guidelines and expectations of them in their roles as community representatives.
“A member’s time is worth no more than an employee’s safety,” he said.
Queensland MP Llew O’Brien (right) issued a particularly heartfelt apology on Wednesday morning
Six MPs expressed their regret at the actions
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/celebrity/coalition-mps-apologise-after-young-parliamentary-worker-was-injured-during-disgusting-incident/ Coalition MPs apologise after young Parliamentary worker was injured during ‘disgusting’ incident