In all of this, we have to remember that there are a lot of really good people working here in the House of Parliament, be it MPs, senators, employees, people from the press gallery, the secretariat.
There are a lot of really good people here and, you know, I don’t want anyone in public to think that, you know, what happened is, you know, characteristic or typical of people who are in parliament.
It’s a very, very different culture in most jobs. What happened is a very serious matter, but I don’t think we should all be tarnished with the same brush.
In response to the Birmingham Minister, I actually said, “Look, I just have to take note of that,” because I’m just one kind of level in this building. I have staff. And in fact, it’s much better to talk to my staff about what they think are remedies.
I think we have to go through a process in which we gather the views of the staff, we gather the views of everyone in this building, to try to find a way to make the high-pressure environment a much more pleasant, safer place.