Minister in former Coalition government alleges colleague also subjected her to ‘thrusting’ innuendo during question time

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Former home affairs minister Karen Andrews has alleged a male colleague “used to breathe on the back of [her] neck in question time” and subject her to innuendo about “thrusting and probing” questions.

Andrews, the Liberal MP for McPherson, described the alleged conduct in an interview with the ABC’s Kitchen Cabinet to air on Tuesday evening. The Labor frontbencher Julie Collins has denounced the “appalling” incident.

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