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A Four Corners investigation has revealed a history of sexism and inappropriate behaviour by multiple senior members of the government.

The episode revealed federal Attorney-General Christian Porter was warned by then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull about public behaviour with a young female staffer that contributed to Turnbull's infamous "bonk ban".

In revealing her own affair with minister Alan Tudge, former Liberal staffer Rachelle Miller believes there is a "significant power imbalance" in relationships between ministers and staffers.

Overnight, the former adviser to Tudge lodged a formal complaint alleging he engaged in workplace bullying and intimidation that left her "anxious and afraid" in a system that failed to support her and other staff.

In this episode, senior culture writer Nathanael Cooper and senior journalist Jacqueline Maley discuss the culture in Canberra.

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