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Labor MLA Marisa Paterson speaks about sexual harassment in maiden speech to ACT Legislative Assembly – ABC News

Newly elected ACT MLA Marisa Paterson details the sexual harassment she says she endured from another academic in her maiden speech to the Legislative Assembly.



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One of the ACT’s newest parliamentarians has used her maiden speech to detail sexual harassment she says she suffered while working with a prominent New Zealand academic.
Dr Marisa Paterson told the ACT Legislative Assembly she lodged a formal complaint against a pro vice-chancellor at a leading New Zealand university in 2019, less than a week before nominating to contest the seat of Murrumbidgee in the territory’s October election.
The 37-year-old is Labor’s newest member and one of four newly-elected…

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