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TL;DR news on Julia Banks at December 19, 2022

In an extract from her upcoming book published by Nine newspapers on Saturday, Banks alleged she was inappropriately touched at Parliament House. On November 27, 2018, Julia Banks announcedher decision to become an independent for the remainder of her term. Julia Banks quit the Liberal Party after the leadership coup against Malcolm Turnbull in late 2018, sitting as an independent until an election the following year. When the prime minister gave a press conference and took questions about Ms Banks' decision not to recontest the next election, he responded by expressing concern for her welfare. "The prime minister absolutely rejects claims about the nature of those conversations." When she first entered parliament in 2016, Ms Banks said it was like travelling back in time to the 1980s. Ms Banks alleged she was subjected to an unwanted sexual advance at work by a coalition government cabinet minister when Malcolm Turnbull was prime minister. "I have no reason to disbelieve what Julia Banks has outlined," Senator Gallagher told ABC radio. Banks is a tough woman but not a particularly bright one. Banks was unlucky, backing the wrong horse in the 2018 leadership challenge. Banks knew how politics was played, yet dropped the ball.