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The ecosystems of Parliament reflect the ecosystems of a society that needs urgent change

By Kim Rubenstein
December 1 2021 - 6:25pm
With the Jenkins report now released, the focus is on Parliament to look deeply at itself. Picture: Shutterstock

With a Christmas tree behind him, the Prime Minister unwrapped a recycled theme years in the making and painful in its unpacking - the findings of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkin's report Set the Standard. It was a standard, if it ever existed, that had been slipping for decades, and Mr Morrison could only lament the obvious. The issues were not new and the culture giving rise to them didn't just appear.