Perrottet acknowledges abuse and harassment in the state parliament

The NSW premier singled out former Liberal staff member Dhanya Mani, who said she was sexually abused by a male colleague in 2015, as “a courageous voice for change.”

NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet and former Liberal staff member Dhanya Mani (Image: AAP / Twitter)
NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet and former Liberal staff member Dhanya Mani (Image: AAP / Twitter)

The NSW government handed an acknowledgment of abuse and harassment to the state parliament, with NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet highlighting the failures in handling complaints and the lack of clarity about workplace boundaries.

“As premier, it is appropriate for me to acknowledge that it is not now and has never been acceptable. And we deeply regret what the complainants and survivors have been through, the anguish,” he said.

In his speech Perrottet singled out survivor, a lawyer and former Liberal staff member Dhanya Mani.

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