Liberal Representative Andrew Laming’s Facebook page is offline after he played down his apology for alleged voter bullying.
Lamming apologized Thursday after allegations of harassment of two prominent women of his federal voters in East Brisbane over several years.
His statement in Parliament came after the prime minister rebuked the deputy’s “disgraceful” behavior.
However, the MP later reduced his exposure in a Facebook post Thursday evening.
“In this climate – I apologize willingly – I didn’t even know what would happen at 4 PM when I did,” Lamming wrote, following it up with three prominent tongue emojis and the Eye Heart emoji.
The Morrison government has a slim majority with a single seat in the House of Representatives.
Laming’s Facebook page disappeared on Saturday morning.
Don Brown, a member of parliament for the Queensland Labor Party, has suggested that the Laming should be eliminated.
“If you are not fit for Facebook, you are definitely not fit for Parliament,” he wrote on Twitter.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was expected to impose a “zero tolerance” approach to the rogue attorney, who was regularly criticized for his behavior.
“He is very clear about my expectations,” the prime minister said on Friday.
But the leader of the federal opposition, Anthony Albanese, said Laming was lightly released.
“Once again, Scott Morrison got rid of the shuttlecock against a liberal MP in Andrew Lamming,” he told reporters on Friday. “Frankly, the prime minister’s response is totally inadequate, as is always the case.”
Albanese said: “In my view, Andrew Laming is unfit to continue as a Member of Parliament.
“if it was The liberal party They want to continue to join him, so I look forward to campaigning with the Labor Party candidate in that seat. “
This episode is the latest in a crisis that has engulfed the Morrison government and sparked a wider debate about sexual discrimination, harassment and abuse.
The prime minister is seeking a circuit breaker after being criticized for responding to a deaf tone to a broader debate about sexism, harassment and abuse, sparked by former employee Brittany Higgins, who came last month to claim that she was raped by a colleague in 2019.