Prime Minister Scott Morrison directly thanked Ms Higgins for her role in bringing to light the issues facing many employees, particularly women.
“Whose experience, and more importantly courage, is the reason why we are all here today,” he told Parliament.
“I am sorry, we are sorry.
“I am sorry to Ms Higgins for the terrible things that took place here. The place that should have been a place for safety, that turned out to be a nightmare.
“I am sorry for far more than that. All those that came before Ms Higgins … but she had the courage to speak, and so here we are.”
There is no proof Miss Higgins experienced any ‘terrible thing.’ That is for a court to determine.