Female MPs being drowned out by loud men is a window on a culture that needs to change

It’s just a story, but one that speaks volumes about the culture of politics in general, and the culture of the Coalition parties in the specific. It’s a story that women in the parliamentary precinct are all too familiar with.

On Tuesday in an effort to allow facts to speak louder than the great rolling unreason on climate change and energy policy that has taken the country hostage for a decade, Josh Frydenberg summoned a posse of business leaders to try to talk down a group of backbench rebels and a former prime minister intent on inflicting damage.

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