On Tuesday, a journalist asked cabinet minister Anne Ruston a question.
She was standing next to Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference about changes to the government's JobSeeker payment in her capacity as Minister for Families and Social Services. Though the optics of the PM being flanked by a woman yesterday, was arguably no accident.
"As a woman in the government, your reflections on the culture inside, has it gotten better, worse, or no change since the bonk ban era?" Phil Coorey, the political editor of The Australian Financial Review asked Ms Ruston.
Watch: Scott Morrison interrupts Anne Ruston. Post continues below video.
It was hardly surprising. Ruston would have been expecting a question like this, given the night before the ABC aired its Four Corners investigation of alleged inappropriate behaviour, sexism and extramarital affairs by government MPs.
"Well, Phil, the only thing that I can..." Ruston began in response.
She had muttered just seven words when Morrison railroaded the conversation, cameras reverting quickly back to him as he spoke over her.