Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens Women’s Rights spokesperson has made the following comments after her question to the Premier and statements by the Speaker in question time today.
“We know that bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault has and will continue to happen in the NSW Parliament unless the Government acts.”
“Any review of the NSW Parliament processes when it comes to bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault must be independent, open and transparent.”
“It’s unacceptable for a former Liberal Minister, who cut funding to women’s refuges, to have carriage of this secret review.”
“Cover ups and hushed words are how sexual assault and sexual harassment have been mishandled in this building for too long. The Premier and the Speaker need to ensure there isn’t a protection racket.”
“It shows how clearly the Speaker is missing the point by offering for me or anyone else the opportunity to speak with him directly and outside the chamber about this.”
“This is not what women want. We are sick of being told to have closed door conversations in hushed tones.”
“We will continue to speak up, speak out. We will not be silenced.”