News Parliament House staffer sacked over desk masturbation scandal makes report to police
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Parliament House staffer sacked over desk masturbation scandal makes report to police

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A former Morrison government staff member who was sacked for masturbating on the desk of a female MP has made a report to police.

The vision of the incident and some explicit pictures were aired on Channel 10, after being provided by a Canberra man who does not work at Parliament House.

MPs and friends of the former staffer said at the time they regarded the sharing of the video and pictures as image-based abuse, commonly referred to as revenge porn.

The Canberra man and the staffer met on gay dating app Grindr nearly a decade ago.

The ABC understands ACT police received a report from the government staffer member about the incident several weeks ago.

A report is different to a complaint, which is usually what is required to begin a formal investigation.

Multiple sources within the federal government have told the ABC the sacked staffer remains very loyal to the Coalition and does not want the issue in the media.

The Canberra man has always denied the incident amounted to revenge porn and said he was only motivated to share what he knew to improve the workplace culture at Parliament House.

He has made a formal complaint about six different men, accusing them of being involved in sex acts in the building.

ABC