In the wake of going public with her sexual harassment, Dr Anne Webster said she believes the past six weeks are a watershed moment for the toxic workplace culture in Parliament.
The Member for Mallee made a complaint against a man who allegedly harassed her in Parliament.
Dr Webster said the message was "enough is enough".
"I think for too long women, in particular, have tolerated the kind of behaviour that I have experienced last week and women across Australia are now saying we have had enough," she said.
"It is not okay, it is not acceptable, and we expect respect in the workplace, we have a right to respect in the workplace, and we have a right to work safely.
"I have a responsibility as an MP representing the men and women of Mallee to speak up about this matter."
Dr Webster said she did not want to detail about the incident, but did confirm she complained to the National Party leadership.
"I was really surprised that it happened to me - I am no spring chicken. It just gave me to the opportunity to go through the channels that have been opened up and the processes to support people who go through these events which I did,"
She hopes her experience will help others come forward with their story.
"The issue is not about emasculating men, it is about how men and women in the workplace work together respectfully,"
"I encourage anyone to speak up. I know it is difficult - in the past, we have been in a position where we felt if we spoke up, it was a choice between speaking up or losing our job, potentially our careers.
"I think that we have reached this watershed moment now where it must be taken seriously and people must be able to speak up about these things and ensure there are proper processes in place."
Dr Webster said she has called for an external HR department for the National Party to handle sensitive nature issues and provide management and staff training.
"Corporate Australia has got on board with this and we need to show that we can do the same. Every workplace needs to take it seriously," she said.
Speaking at a national conference on the weekend, Dr Webster said she met many young members in the Nationals eager to talk about gender issues within the party.
"It was very clear to me that the young women were angry and the young men were pleased to have the opportunity to talk and see where we are going as a party," she said.
"I think that they are across it and they have a genuine desire to see change and a genuine desire to act, to do something about this - so that is good news."
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