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Statement from Speaker of the House

Office of the Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives
Rt Hon Trevor Mallard

22 May 2019


A member of the Parliamentary Service staff has today been stood down, following an historic allegation of assault.

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard said today: “I do not want to cut across any employment or possible police investigations, but I am satisfied that the Parliamentary Service has removed a threat to the safety of women working in the Parliamentary complex.

“I want to thank the staff member who has come forward, and encourage any other person who has been assaulted to contact the Safe to Talk hotline 0800 044334 or txt 4334, the police or General Manager of the Parliamentary Service.

“Because the matter is now under investigation, no further comment will be made.”

ENDS

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