Greens leader defends party's complaints process amid bullying allegation

6/10/2022 10:24:00 AM

Greens leader defends party's complaints process amid bullying allegation

Greens, Lidia Thorpe

Greens leader defends party's complaints process amid bullying allegation

Adam Bandt says he is satisfied with his party's updated complaints processes, despite mounting pressure on it about its workplace culture after allegations levelled at two senators.

ShareThe Greens are under pressure over the party's handling of complaintsIn a formal complaint to Mr Bandt, Indigenous elder Geraldine Atkinson — who co-chairs the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria — accused Victorian senator Lidia Thorpe of verbally abusing her during a 2021 meeting in Parliament House.

On Thursday, Mr Bandt would not be drawn on whether he apologised to Ms Atkinson, instead responding to questions on the matter by saying he had done what she had asked of him in her letter.Senator Thorpe has reportedly described the meeting as a "robust discussion", with Mr Bandt saying she takes a different view of the meeting and has requested an investigation.

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I'm surprised they still have a 50 year old white male heterosexual as their leader. Not very woke of them. Yes. Will Lidia be leading an investigation into the matter at hand? Surely your party couldn’t be guilty of such a heinous crime 🥴🤦‍♂️ Greens just a bunch of marginal activists, a depositary for the protest vote ?

Oh Adam, thlap them into line with your hanky........ he is terrified of Lidia Thorpe She is a snappy croc which could inflict venom on Adam How scared is Bandt of his Mean Girl Thorpe? Where’s your story about Pauline Hanson telling that lady to (….) to Pakistan? Where’s your story about Dutton’s treatment of the Tamil family returning to Biloela? I can’t find them, but sure can see all your stories profiling ‘wrongdoings’ of left leaning politics.

JohnLaw27683457 The Greens will be very quiet including that Grub Thorpe until after the vote. The damage they have caused & been told to pull their heads in. Which is a bummer it was our best No vote. Naturally if this story was centred around a Liberal senator instead osprey a Greens, he would have piled-on in extremis.

Atta boy Adam, don't acknowledge there are serious issues, don't listen to the complains, just trundle along and keep telling us what a good leader you are. You are not. Finding the high ground crumbling hey greens!

Mark Wahlberg-backed F45 faces takeover bidEmbattled fitness franchise F45 declined to say whether Mark Wahlberg and company co-founder Adam Gilchrist are among shareholders looking to take the group private.

Hard to defend the indefensible Surly a member of the greens cannot do anything wrong ? He should stick to smoking pot . Yups they have many autocrats under them, which when questioned rely on various phobia and fake human rights to reply. 0 actual action or strategy for sustainable betterment of Aussies.

😂 virtue signalling tossers palaceletters Look. The Greens are there to hold others to account. Not to be held to account. So quick to slam others. And true to form he’s a hopeless hypocrite Greens are…..bullies? Not a helpful advert. He can’t bring himself to discipline Thorpe! He is not a leader! Why are the Greens so toxic? Is it a toxic party that attracts toxic people? Or is it toxic people making a toxic party?

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris compete for ‘biggest gaffe’ of the weekUS President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris appear to be competing with each other for the biggest gaffe of the week, The Australian's Adam Creighton says. Who is Adam? Oh, another RWNJ! Americans must be so proud

Lidia Thorpe is a time bomb. Wong bullied a woman to death & nothing happened, so relax. Why is the focus of this article on Bandt’s response with little mention of Thorpe’s behaviour (and no mention of Dorinda Cox) Greens=Communist party. Their 'only we can accuse others' policy is beyond you plebs. The Greens are cry-bullies

StopHazaraGenocide Greens failed to create safe spaces. Please please AdamBandt stand by and support Lidia Thorpe…we can’t wait for the Greens to be obliterated in the next election! Oh BTW, what’s your renewable power plan when you shut down coal which is 75% of our power grid. How many wind turbines and solar panels do we need

'Greens leader defends party's complaints process amid bullying allegation' Do as we say not do as we do? auspol

Top Victorian public school responds to allegations of bullying, harassment involving staffAn independent investigator has been engaged to look into the allegations, and the findings will be reported to the board. Geez u peeps is soft these days! another private religious school under scrutiny... all funding needs to be cut from private schools and solely channeled to state schools... JasonClareMP LexieGJeuniewic Well LexieGJeuniewic if you want to know all about Clarendon’s “independent” investigations into staff bullying I’m happy to tell you ALL about my experience in 2019. Most toxic workplace ever.

Cant he afford razor blades or is it a false greenie look. It’s fairly hard for Bandt to talk when Thorpe has the key to his gimp mask. Communists tend to be horrible people. If this was a sporting club. You would have wiped the floor with them, the re-wiped for the stains left behind. This is really quite weird. There were four people in the meeting, three are in total agreement, but the solution is to call in people who weren't in the meeting to work out what happened? And that's their 'internal process' at work?

Bandt a weak, spineless ' leader'. Long gone are the 'small' Australia environmentalists. The Greens have embedded grifters as much as any other party. Greens are the biggest bullies. Can we ask what does Lidia think? SackLidiaThorpe, absolute disgraceful how she burnt the Australian Flag, while she receives a Senate Salary….

Andrews responds to being called an ‘overlord’ by GuyPremier Daniel Andrews has defended his public commentary on the Essendon Football Club's leadership turmoil after being labelled an “overlord” by Matthew Guy. Well if being a half way decent tolerant human being warrants being called an overlord then Tag I’m it … seriously MatthewGuyMP way to go to defend the bigoted disgusting & indefensible oh AND criminal not forgetting that little detail EVERYONES ignoring auspol

So Geraldine Atkinson came across someone that did t agree with her and refused to treat her as the second coming of Jesus- and refers to it as bullying. Imagine working for that rabble. Of course they are fit for purpose because he and his cronies are never held to account Scratch a lefty and find a bully - often you don't even need to scratch.

Do as we say not as we do Not enough bongs for Bandt today. I see straight through Mehreen Faruqi. When did the greens turn into an anti-white hate group? Not the precious greens. How can you defend the indefensible A reminder The Left are everything they accuse others of. Greens = Hypocrites!

Help keep family & friends informed by sharing this article abc.to save articles for later.Joe Biden and Kamala Harris compete for ‘biggest gaffe’ of the week 4 minutes ago US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris appear to be competing with each other for the biggest gaffe of the week, The Australian’s Adam Creighton says.Copy link Share One of Victoria's oldest private schools has commenced an investigation into allegations of bullying after a damning media report.

net.au/news/adam-bandt-defends-greens-complaints-processes/101509568 Copy link Share Greens leader Adam Bandt says he is satisfied with his party's updated complaints processes, despite mounting pressure on it about its workplace culture. F45 confirmed this week that it had received an unsolicited proposal from its largest shareholder and lender, Kennedy Lewis Investment Management (“KLIM”), to acquire all the shares not already owned by KLIM “or other stockholders participating in the proposed transaction”. Key points: The Greens are under pressure over the party's handling of complaints A formal complaint was made against Victorian senator Lidia Thorpe last year Leader Adam Bandt says he does not think there are deficiencies in the party's processes In a formal complaint to Mr Bandt, Indigenous elder Geraldine Atkinson — who co-chairs the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria — accused Victorian senator Lidia Thorpe of verbally abusing her during a 2021 meeting in Parliament House. She said that Senator Thorpe's alleged conduct had left her feeling extremely shaken, so much so that she sought treatment from a parliamentary nurse. Credit: AP The tentative offer is worth $US4 ($6. In September, Nine's newspapers revealed Senator Thorpe's former chief of staff — who was also in the meeting — had emailed Ms Atkinson, describing Senator Thorpe's behaviour as the "appalling conduct" and said it had left him "scared and in shock". The school said it responded to the letter two days later, requesting further details about the alleged incidents, including dates, but no response was provided by the anonymous complainant.

On Thursday, Mr Bandt would not be drawn on whether he apologised to Ms Atkinson, instead responding to questions on the matter by saying he had done what she had asked of him in her letter. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in July last year at $US16 a share. "When I received that complaint, I was asked to take a number of steps. I did those steps," he said.10, and F45 said its board “will evaluate KLIM’s proposal with its advisers and pursue the course of action it determines to be in the best interests of the company and its stockholders”. "I didn't get back to confirm with the person who raised those with me that, in fact, I'd acted on [them] and that was a mistake and I should have and I've acknowledged that and since acknowledged that, with her, in writing." Senator Thorpe has reportedly described the meeting as a "robust discussion", with Mr Bandt saying she takes a different view of the meeting and has requested an investigation. While F45 is more expensive than a traditional full-service gym, its group exercise classes are cheaper than hiring your own personal trainer. "We believe that the governance of the school is both robust and focused on meeting our moral and legal obligations and this will be true in the handling of this situation.

"I've asked — and Lidia Thorpe has also asked — for that issue to be independently looked at by the department and, of course, await the outcome of that," he told the ABC on Wednesday. Lidia Thorpe has described the interaction that led to the complaint as a "robust discussion". KLIM co-founder Darren Richman serves on the F45 board, as does Gilchrist (not the cricketer) and Wahlberg. ( ABC News: Matt Roberts ) "But look, there's obviously different views about what happened in that meeting, but I think we are all agreed that, in Parliament, people are entitled to have respectful and safe meetings. "Senator Thorpe is a a good senator who is working hard, fighting for a treaty and fighting to ensure that we have First Nations justice during the course of this parliament and she's got my support. “F45 does not intend to comment further until the board has concluded its review,” said a company spokeswoman." Mr Bandt maintained the party's complaints processes were fit for purpose. 2023 tuition fees for Years 11 and 12 are $21,000.

"I don't accept that we've got deficiencies," he said on Wednesday. Advertisement F45’s share price tumbled as low as $US1. "We undertook a review to strengthen our procedures, independent of any particular complaints being brought to us. That was something that was important to me. The company halved its staff as it slashed sales and earnings forecasts and warned it might not stay within its debt covenants. "There's now a very important process that is underway across the whole of parliament to ensure that all of the Jenkins reviews' recommendations are implemented . "Our processes are now much more robust than they were, and we encourage people, and we support people, to take [any complaints] to these new, independent agencies, including within parliament, that we were strong supporters of creating. But it assured investors that financiers remained supportive of its operations as it reported a $US38.

"And, if that means that — from time to time — there will be more people [who] come forward, and that there will be more potential stories about that, then I don't think that's a problem. "I don't think that's a problem because I think people should feel comfortable and confident about coming forward.8 million) loss for the June quarter." Posted .