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Independent MP Helen Dalton says New South Wales Legislature is ‘toxic’ place for women

Independent MP Helen Dalton has introduced a motion declaring female MPs in the New South Wales Legislature work in a ‘toxic’ environment and condemning a male MP for saying they should be ‘monitored’. did.

Shooters, Fisher and Farmers MLC Robert Borsak I commented on Mr Dalton two weeks ago In the Senate, ahead of a vote on floodplain harvesting.

Ms Dalton, a member of the House of Representatives, entered the chamber to hear a debate about her own voters and criticized One Nation leader Mark Latham for “dividing communities”.

Ms. Dalton then got up and appeared to move towards Mr. Latham before being told to stop by others in the room.

Archer, fisherman and farmer MLC Mark Banasiak criticized Legislative Council Chairman Chris Russ for being “too soft” in trying to defuse the situation.

Borsak told ABC he did not want to comment on the situation.

Helen Dalton resigned from the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in March.(AAP: Peter Ray)

On Wednesday afternoon, Dalton introduced a motion in the House of Representatives to classify Borsak’s comments as unsafe behavior in the workplace.

“[Domestic violence] It can happen to anyone … and this is endemic throughout our society,” said the Murray member.

“How is it that the men walking the halls of Parliament think nothing of suggesting that they should have been ‘clocked’ to keep women in line?

“And what is the effect? ​​A deafening silence.”

Dalton argued that the comments would result in immediate dismissal at any other workplace, and Macquarie Street should not ignore or “throw away” inappropriate behavior.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-12/helen-dalton-says-nsw-parliament-toxic-for-women/101529006 Independent MP Helen Dalton says New South Wales Legislature is ‘toxic’ place for women

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