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COMMENT || Those with power and privilege must be prepared to be held to account

By Ruth Forrest, Member for Murchison
February 23 2021 - 9:30pm
'POWER AND PRIVILEGE': The independent Member for Murchison, Ruth Forrest, says all workplaces have independent, accessible means for dealing with any alleged abuse except our parliaments, and that should change. Picture: Brodie Weeding

Parliament is a workplace. There are members, parliamentary staff, ministers and their staff and public servants of varying ages gender and seniority. Workplaces have a culture, the way they do things. Our parliaments generally have a poor culture with lack of clear 'rules' and few formal processes to address behaviours that would attract a formal and structured response in almost all other workplaces.

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