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Would this have hurt the Greens in the recent Vic. elections?

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"Former Greens leader Greg Barber reached a $56,000 settlement with a female staff member over sexual discrimination and bullying allegations, and quit politics two days after the claims were aired within his party.
The settlement was reached in July 2017 after the woman threatened to take Mr Barber to the Federal Court alleging she had been subjected to sex discrimination, bullying and victimisation during her five-year employment in the politicianís office.
Mr Barber denies the allegations, and paid $9000 of the confidential payout from his own pocket on the condition there would be no apology to the woman.
The state government's Department of Parliamentary Services paid the remaining $47,000..."

Seems that this was kept quiet, for some reason!
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/former-victorian-greens-leader-hit-by-sexual-discrimination-bullying-claims-20180410-p4z8tr.html
Posted by Is Mise, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 4:38:13 PM
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Too stupid for words...
Posted by diver dan, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 7:13:45 PM
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There has never been a Greens leader of that name has there? Anyway, there is no reason why another Green would lose an election because of some little known perv. The Greens lost the election because of the dud candidate who was on her sixth try, and because the Greens are not popular with anyone except a few way-backers.
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 9:30:19 PM
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Issy, another one of your attempts at you know what, when it comes to the Greens. That matter which was an employment issue, dealt with by the Victorian Department of Parliamentary Services had no bearing on the Batman by-election.

The reason Labor retained Batman, an electorate they have held for 50 years, was they had a better candidate in the high profile "Ged" Kearney a former ACTU president who they parachuted in. They well and truly outspent the Greens on their campaign. The high voter turnout 91%, and the disastrous result for Corny Bananas Conservative Party 6% indicates Liberal voters threw their lot in with Labor.

Cynically, the Liberals did not run a candidate, don't they want to represent the people of Australia? The Greens always field a candidate in all elections, in all electorates, the Greens want to represent Australians, and give them the chance to have their democratic say. The Federal Coalition should be very worried by the result, from their point of view Batman indicates they are in for a trouncing come general election time.

p/s Lets hope Gerardine Kearney achieves far more for the people of Batman than she ever did for Australia's nurses, who still have the worse pay and conditions of any professional group. Except for Geb who done very well out of them.

p/p/s Issy, where was your Shooters and Hooters candidate for the by-election? Busy out bagging koalas!
Posted by Paul1405, Thursday, 12 April 2018 5:44:07 AM
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IM,

Probably not, the greens were too busy stabbing each other in the back and losing a gimme election.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Thursday, 12 April 2018 9:29:44 AM
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Paul,

"Issy, another one of your attempts at you know what, when it comes to the Greens. That matter which was an employment issue, dealt with by the Victorian Department of Parliamentary Services had no bearing on the Batman by-election"

Another attempt at 'you know what',
yes indeed, every chance that I get, I'm too old now to defend my country in a physical manner but I can attempt to expose the enemies within at every opportunity, and the Greens are an enemy within Australia.

Had this matter been aired before the election even more voters would have shunned the Greens.
Posted by Is Mise, Thursday, 12 April 2018 9:46:19 AM
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