Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer hopes Monday's Women's March 4 Justice can drive cultural change and ensure women's voices are always heard.
Ms Archer was the first government MP to agree to attend the march, and was "heartened" when others followed suit on the day. She stood with organisers and Labor leader Anthony Albanese during the event.
She made a speech to Parliament on Monday evening to reflect on the march, speeches and what needs to happen next.
"They want to see some movement on the dial of structural inequality, and, for that to happen, we need to listen," Ms Archer said.
"It's important to point out that, while our government has taken many positive steps, investing funds to address a variety of issues that fall under this banner of inequality, what we are talking about now and what we are talking about with these marches today is not about funding or about support as much as it is about driving cultural change.
"We have to have those difficult conversations, and the time to have them is now. We need to lean in."
She ended her speech with a message to her three daughters, as well as all women and girls of Australia.
"I say this: stand up, make your voice heard and keep fighting for change. And to everyone else I say: if you want to see change, let her speak and listen to her voice," Ms Archer said.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler also attended, and said she wanted to "support women who feel their voices aren't being heard".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison drew criticism after he told Parliament that peaceful protests "are being met with bullets" in other countries, but Ms Archer did not respond when asked whether she had concerns about his response to the march.
Tasmanian Labor MPs attended the march, including Helen Polley, who was highly critical of Mr Morrison's comments.
She said the prime minister had to show greater leadership.
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"Yesterday was an important moment. We can't fix a problem we don't discuss and this Morrison Government seems completely tone deaf by not acknowledging there is a problem," senator Polley said.
"Yesterday, the prime minister made a conscious decision to ignore their concerns.
"All Australians deserve is leadership and the prime minister has been failing this test for some time."
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