Luke Howarth said ‘this is fucked’ when asked about diversity while Craig Kelly said breastfeeding in parliament was ‘over the top’

The Liberal party is once again being forced to defend its record on women, after one MP swore in frustration when asked about gender diversity and another referred to breastfeeding in parliament as “a bit over the top”.

The comments came just a day after the former prime minister Tony Abbott tweeted a photo of an “invigorating Q&A session with the Newtown Young Liberals on the merits of western civilisation”, which featured an overwhelmingly male audience, most of them white.

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