Queensland Senate candidate Peter Greste is being urged to be more inclusive and transparent after being accused of being a misogynist and misogynistic man.
The Liberal candidate is one of three candidates standing in the state’s Senate election in May.
The three-term Liberal senator and two-time Speaker of the House of Representatives is also the head of the Senate Women’s Group.
The group, which represents female senators and their staff, is currently holding its annual conference in Brisbane.
The other two candidates are former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and former Prime Minister Campbell Newman.
Queensland Liberal Senator Peter Gresse is being accused on Twitter of being misogynistPeter Grestel is pictured here with Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszekczuk, and her husband, David, in 2012.
He has also been accused of misogynistic remarksGrestel has been in the public eye since 2014, when he announced his retirement from the Queensland parliament and was named an honorary senator in a statement of support from then-Prime Minister Campbell Fraser.
He was also one of the first Queensland Liberal MPs to quit after being suspended by the party.
But in 2015 he said he was not going to stand again for the Queensland Liberal Party and instead returned to the Liberal Party of Queensland.
But Mr Grestes’ most recent controversy came on May 1, when it was revealed he had allegedly sexually harassed a woman in a Melbourne pub.
The Queensland Senate election is expected to take place on May 16.
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