Sexual harassment claims, grappling in parliament and filibustering test voters’ patience

Australian politics has experienced one of the most bizarre days in recent memory, with allegations of sexual harassment levelled at members of parliament, a physical altercation that left a senator in bandages, that same senator admitting he daubed blood on the door of another politician’s office, and a question time so long it broke records.

The extraordinary events left political commentators open-mouthed and came as tensions rose in Canberra ahead of a federal election expected in May.

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