Labor MP Emma Husar has announced she will take personal leave after revealing she had received threats of violence in the past few days.
Ms Husar has been accused of using staff employed by her office to mind her children and clean up after her dog, with one staffer describing working for the MP as “hell”.
“I have written to the chief opposition whip to advise him that I will be taking personal leave, effective immediately,” her statement said.
“I’m a single mum and my first priority is the safety and wellbeing of my children.
Ms Husar has been a member of federal Parliament since 2016, and said no staff had ever raised issues with her before the investigation was launched in March.
Ms Husar last week received the support of senior federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese who defended his colleague as a “terrific” hard-working single mum.