Official Tearfully Admits He Sniffed Female Lawmaker's Chairseat

Australia's Sunday News reports on an Australian government official who is facing calls to resign after admitting that he sniffed a female lawmaker's chair seat after she had stood up. The same lawmaker was recently in trouble for snapping the bra of another female lawmaker.

Troubled Opposition leader Troy Buswell has broken down in tears at a press conference and admitted he sniffed the chair of a female Liberal Party staffer.

With tears in his eyes, Mr Buswell had to compose himself before telling the media in Mandurah this morning that his behaviour had been unacceptable.

Mr Buswell said he had repeatedly refused to deny the allegations because he wanted to protect the woman involved.

But he broke down after he was asked about the effect of the reports on his wife and children.