- Greg Hunt admitted another formal complaint was made about his behaviour
- Former health department secretary Martin Bowles complained about Mr Hunt
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull refused to confirm knowing about complaints
- Mr Bowles quit his 40-year career as a public servant due to Mr Hunt’s behaviour
Federal minister Greg Hunt has admitted a second formal complaint has been made to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about his behaviour.
The environment minister admitted to parliament on Thursday he had a ‘strong discussion’ with former health department secretary Martin Bowles, which led to the complaint, Herald Sun reported.
The ‘strong discussion’ reportedly led to Mr Bowles quitting his job last August, ending his 40-year career as a public servant, the publication said.
Federal minister Greg Hunt (pictured) has admitted a second formal complaint has been made to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about his behaviour
Mr Hunt said he had a ‘strong discussion’ with former health department secretary Martin Bowles (pictured)
Labor questioned Mr Hunt and Malcolm Turnbull over the allegations, with Mr Turnbull twice refusing to confirm whether he knew about the complaints.
The prime minister reportedly told Mr Hunt to deal with the situation, which was described as a ‘matter of life or death’ regarding cervical cancer.
Mr Hunt says he takes full responsibility for his behaviour.
‘While it was a strong discussion, it resulted in the right outcome … I have utmost respect for the public servant involved,’ Mr Hunt told the Herald Sun.
The revelation comes after Mr Hunt was forced to apologise to the Mayor of Katherine, Fay Miller, on Wednesday.
Ms Miller said Mr Hunt told her to ‘f**king get over’ herself in a meeting in Canberra last December.
She described the apology as ‘sincere and genuine.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Greg Hunt for comment.
This comes after Mr Hunt was forced to apologise to the Mayor of Katherine, Fay Miller after telling her to ‘f**king get over’ herself