The attorney general and the defense minister, tied to separate scandals, will stay in the government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
The protests in at least 40 cities represented an outpouring of anger over the treatment of women at the highest levels of power, organizers said.
A former government staff member said she had been made to choose between going to the police and keeping her job. The government expressed regret if she “felt unsupported.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison came under fire this week for abruptly interrupting a female senior minister who was asked what it’s like to be a woman in Parliament.
The suspect, who has been active in Chinese-Australian groups, was charged under laws against foreign interference that were seen as a response to China.
Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.