Bridget McKenzie says the fundamental problem is a lack of respect for women

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 29 2021 - 11:50pm, first published 11:47pm
Seeking change: Nationals Senate leader Bridget McKenzie and Nationals NSW senator Perin Davey in Newcastle on Monday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Banning alcohol and drugs from Parliament House would achieve little unless an underlying disrespect towards women changes, Nationals Senate leader Bridget McKenzie believes.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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