Liberal Party bullying

Well aside from the Liberal Party's leadership problem and its energy policy problem and its polling problem, there's also the recently contested issue of a "woman problem" or, as the The Conversation neatly puts it, a "man problem". 

Liberal MP for Chisholm Julia Banks' resignation citing bullying and intimidation this week has set off a domino effect: mostly of people denying the problem or telling her to suck it up. Her statement echoed the likes of Linda Reynolds who said she did not recognise her party, its values and “the bullying and intimidation that has gone on” in the leadership spill push by Peter Dutton and his conservative camp, not to mention commentary suggesting Julie Bishop was hard done by.

[Reaction to Banks shows us that party powerbrokers dislike democratic participation]