Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's daughter has likened Parliament House to a Lindsay Lohan film about bitchy high school girls.
Jessica Rudd, writing in Cleo magazine, says she's sick of all the ''political bitching'', comparing it to the 2004 flick Mean Girls.
''The corridors are a cacophony of scoffs, burns . . . eye rolls are more common than smiles.
''Wednesday nights are party nights, Thursdays are for gossip – who hooked up with who, who got so blotto they were barely awake for question time.''
Ms Rudd makes a plea to MPs, their staff and press gallery reporters to stop squabbling.
''Why should we listen to that angry vitriol?''
The press gallery's mid-winter ball was like a school formal, she said, reflecting on her evening as her father's date and waxing lyrical about her black off-the-shoulder dress.
Ms Rudd spent the final parliamentary sitting fortnight in Canberra and she said she was by her father's side when he challenged Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership. She also revealed she was in Mr Rudd's office in 2010 when Ms Gillard came in to announce she was challenging for the top job.
She is now a novelist living in Beijing with her husband and child. Her first book, Campaign Ruby, accurately predicted the events that led to her father losing the prime ministership with a female deputy succeeding a male PM as leader.