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Statement on sexual assault

Media Release
Larissa Waters 21 Jun 2017

Members of the Greens Federal Party Room are extremely distressed to hear about allegations of sexual assault involving a member of NSW Greens. Our first priority is with the woman who has come forward.

As soon as this issue was drawn to our attention, the Australian Greens Federal Party Room formally asked, via our National Convenors, that all state branches review their policies around sexual harassment and how complaints are being dealt with. Federal Party Room has asked Member Bodies to ensure members are made aware of these policies and procedures to ensure a culture free from sexism and sexual harassment.

We have a responsibility to be proactive in creating a safe environment for people of all genders and supporting those who have the courage to speak out.

Sexual harassment, violence or assault are not tolerated at any level of the Greens. We encourage and support individuals to approach their state party convenor for information about their rights and responsibilities.

-          Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for Women

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