Abigail brought to the Upper House's attention the confidential and independent review by EB&Co into bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct at the New South Wales Parliament, which is currently seeking participants who wish to contribute in confidentiality.
(1) That this House commends the independent review into bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct at the New South Wales Parliament being conducted by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, AO, which:
(a) aims to utilise the results in a strictly confidential way to make recommendations for policy, frameworks and workforce development to prevent and respond to bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct at the New South Wales Parliament; and
(b) is seeking participation by current and former members of Parliament, staff, contractors, visitors and guests, through the following strictly confidential process:
(i) online survey, from 18 November to 13 December 2021;
(ii) individual interviews, from 17 November to 17 December 2021;
(iii) written contributions, from 17 November to 17 December 2021; and
(iv) discussion groups, from 22 November 2021.
(2) That this House calls on all members of Parliament to commit to ensuring that New South Wales Parliament is a safe and inclusive workplace where diversity and democratic participation are valued, and bullying and harassment are unacceptable.
(3) That this House encourages all current and former staff of members of Parliament who wish to participate in the independent review to do so by contacting EB&Co via email at [email protected].
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