SPLIT ON BUL­LY­ING

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Tue, 4 Sep Linda Reynolds

Ladies Lucy, Ju­lia and Kelly need our moral sup­port – the ques­tion is how. I see this as a much wider is­sue of re­spect in par­lia­ment not one of ‘dry­ing your eyes princesses’, this is an is­sue for all par­ties. In­stead of jus­ti­fy­ing a race to the bot­tom on stan­dards of be­hav­iour that are un­ac­cept­able in any other work­place, we should seek to lead the way in re­spect­ful be­hav­iour while en­cour­ag­ing far more ro­bust de­bate on is­sues in the party room, in pub­lic and in the par­lia­ment. The ques­tion is how!? Linda 1:17 pm

Julie Bishop

I have been asked to speak at a Women’s fo­rum to­mor­row on this topic. Per­haps I’ll have some in­sights. 1.19 pm

Linda Reynolds

1.20 pm

Ann Sud­malis

While we think add the idea quo­tas? Pre­s­e­lec­tion rules, ac­tive anti-bul­ly­ing by State di­rec­tors when they are told it’s hap­pen­ing lo­cally? This is not a new phe­nom­ena but it’s clearly time to make a stand! 3.23 pm

Wed, 5 Sep Amanda Stoker

Hi ladies. While I’m very sup­port­ive of all the ladies on the team, I don’t think this pub­lic airing of bul­ly­ing claims is do­ing our women, or our lead­er­ship team, any good. Of course if there’s a com­plaint of bul­ly­ing to be made, it should be par­tic­u­larised and fully in­ves­ti­gated – but our av­enue for do­ing that is through the cham­ber. 3.09 pm

Mon, 10 Sep Nola Marino

Good morn­ing ladies – please don’t for­get to come along to af­ter­noon tea on Wed­nes­day in you all 6.37 am

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