‘Most awful six months of my life’: former Coalition staffer says she was bullied in Ken Wyatt’s office

‘Most awful six months of my life’: former Coalition staffer says she was bullied in Ken Wyatt’s office

The Guardian

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Josie Coles says a senior colleague swore at and belittled her – allegations the Indigenous affairs minister ‘strenously denies’

A former Morrison government staffer, Josie Coles, says she will make a submission to the looming review of parliamentary culture detailing allegations of bullying while working in the office of the minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, in 2018.

Coles has approached the review, which was launched by the government after the former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she had been raped by a colleague in 2019, indicating that she is prepared to act as a reference point for Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins.

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