THE pressure continues on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack or have Bowman MP Andrew Laming resign, with more than 100 people holding a protest rally at Cleveland this morning.
About six state and federal Labor MPs and candidates, including Senator Penny Wong attended, called after Mr Laming was forced to apologise in Parliament after two female constituents accused him of abusing them online.
Protest organiser and March4Justice spokesperson Miree Le-Roy said Mr Morrison should sack Mr Laming.
March4Justice has been campaigning against the government over a series of sexual harassment incidents that occurred or were raised in federal Parliament.
Ms Le-Roy said it was a privilege to represent Australia and Mr Laming's conduct showed he was not fit for the job.
"We need government ministers to show the way," she said. "Enough is enough."
Senator Wong said it was extraordinary that someone should behave in such a manner and face no consequences. No one in business could get away with such conduct.
"This says something about Scott Morrison," she said.
Alix Russo, one of the two women who raised the original complaint, said Mr Morrison should ask himself how he would feel if this happened to his wife and daughters.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton questioned the validity of the Cleveland protest, saying the people involved had political affiliations and were not community members.
"People who criticise him would be well served as they have a look at his record and look at what he's been able to deliver for his local community," he said.
"He's made mistakes and importantly owned up to them.
"If there is a politically-based rally against him then the organisers no doubt will be upfront about their affiliations and who they're representing, as opposed to the local community."
Mr Laming returns to Parliament next week, the first time in the House since Mr Morrison ordered him to take leave in late March.
His vote gives the coalition a one-seat majority which Mr Dutton says is irrelevant.
"Well that's just not a question. He is going to be in Parliament. He has been elected to represent the people of Bowman for three years," Mr Dutton told reporters on Friday.
"You'd be critical if he wasn't going to attend Parliament because that's what he was elected to do, and he's able to do that, and he'll be there on Monday."
Capalaba Labor MP Don Brown said although political representatives were at the rally there were many community members.
"There are plenty here that I don't know," he said.