Keeneie is “disappointed” by the Cabinet’s decision.
The Minister’s office said the decision to remove his comments was “an inappropriate use of Government resources”.
“In response to an article published by a newspaper, the Government has removed comments that were inappropriate,” the spokesperson said.
“The Government is continuing to work closely with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to investigate and hold accountable those who make inappropriate comments.”
“Keeney has expressed his concern with the decision of the Government to remove him from the Cabinet.”
Read more Keeneie has since been replaced by the Liberal MP, Fiona Nash, who has also been accused of sexism.
“KeENEY is disappointed that his inappropriate comments were not taken down,” the statement said.
“He has spoken to the AFP about the matter and we will continue to work with them as a result.”
Ms Nash has apologised, and said she was unaware of any inappropriate comments made by Keene.
Ms Nash was also accused of making inappropriate comments in an article on the ABC’s 7.30 program on Tuesday.
The ABC has since published an apology to Keene, and a copy of the article has been published.
But Keene has denied any inappropriate comment was made, saying it was his opinion about the article’s format that was at issue.
“It was not my opinion,” he said.
The Parliamentary Speaker, Andrew Wilkie, has said he would be asking for Keene’s resignation.
He said the Government was “deeply disappointed” with the comments.
Mr Wilkie has asked Mr Keene to resign.
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