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Canberra Whistleblower Claims Parliament Prayer Or Meditation Room Is Used For Sex

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Canberra Whistleblower Claims Parliament Prayer Or Meditation Room Is Used For Sex

A Canberra whistleblower has aired Parliament House's dirty laundry in a scandal that has shocked the Prime Minister.

The man, known only as Tom, said there is a room in the upper level of Parliament that is meant for meditation or prayer.

"I can probably say there is very little meditation or prayer going on in that room," the whistleblower told 10 News First .

He says the room is used for sex and alleges male and female sex workers have been brought into Parliament House for 'the pleasure of Coalition MPs'.

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Tom knows this because he has used the room for sex at least once and says a 'considerable' number of conservative staffers utilise the room.

Credit: 10 Network First
Credit: 10 Network First

It's not the first time the prayer or meditation room has been revealed as a sex hotspot.

Former Labor senator Sam Dastyari told a radio station two years ago: "The only thing the prayer room is used for is for people having sexual relations with each other."

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison replied the following day saying he had 'no idea but only someone who scrapes along the bottom of the bucket, of the chum bucket, would know that'.

The whistleblower also revealed a toxic network of staffers who used a private Facebook Messenger group chat to send each other pictures and videos of themselves performing lewd acts in Parliament House.

Tom shared images of one staffer masturbating over a female MP's desk while another exposed himself in an office with the Parliament rulebook in the background.

Credit: 10 Network First
Credit: 10 Network First
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The whistleblower admitted there have been so many images and clips shared on the group chat that he's become immune to it.

But he felt compelled to come forward to expose the toxic behaviour of men in Australia's political heartland.

"The culture needs to change and now is the time to speak up, now is the time to put it on the record," the whistleblower said. "It is a culture of men thinking that they can do whatever they want.

"It needs to start with the removal of this toxic, powerful, privileged boys club that does what it wants, when it wants, where it wants."

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One staffer has already lost his job, effective immediately, and the Prime Minister has called on anyone with information about others to come forward.

Scott Morrison said: "It's not good enough, and is totally unacceptable ... the people who come to work in this building are better than this.

"The actions of these ¬individuals show a staggering disrespect for the people who work in parliament, and for the ideals the parliament is supposed to represent.

"My government has identified the staff member at the centre of these allegations and has terminated his employment ... I will have more to say on this and the cultural issues we confront as a parliament in coming days."

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Topics: Australia

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