An Australian minister has been suspended following allegations of his abusive behaviour


On Thursday, Prime Member Scott Morrison stated that an Australian Cabinet minister had been removed from his position as claims that he was violent towards a former worker during their relationship are examined (Dec 2). It comes just days after a high-profile study revealed that sexual harassment and bullying are rampant in Australia’s Parliament, affecting both legislators and workers.
Rachelle Miller, a former government employee, accused Education and Youth Minister Alan Tudge of mental and physical abuse during their 2017 relationship, which he denies. Ms Miller, who made the affair public last year, told reporters in Canberra that it was also an “emotionally and on one occasion, physically violent relationship” marked by “severe power imbalance.”
Mr Tudge allegedly threw her out of bed and onto the floor at 4 a.m. when she took a business call, stating he was upset that she had lost sleep after a night of drinking together.
“Someone kicked me on the side of my hip and thigh as I tried to sit up in bed. Mr Morrison notified Parliament mere hours after Ms Miller’s news briefing that Mr Tudge had agreed to step aside until the accusations are reviewed through a “independent and fair procedure,” according to the minister.”
“Given the seriousness of Ms Miller’s claims, it’s vital that these issues be resolved properly and soon,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
“This is the right course of action for me to take, according to the ministerial instructions. Minister Tudge has said that he is in favour of this approach.”


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