Australia

Key findings in report into Labor MP Husar

NSW Labor has released the main findings of an independent report into complaints against federal MP Emma Husar.

FINDINGS OF WHELAN REPORT INTO EMMA HUSAR:

Barrister John Whelan independently assessed complaints against federal Labor member for Lindsay, Emma Husar and found:

* There is no basis for Ms Husar to resign from parliament (however she has said she will step down at the next election).

* Allegations of misuse of public entitlements should be referred to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority. (Already under way)

* Allegations of sexual harassment were not supported.

* Allegations of lewd conduct in the office of a fellow MP were not supported.

* Allegations of misleading the parliament were not supported.

* Complaints that staff performed non-work related and personal duties for Husar have merit and should be referred to the Department of Finance's Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (MOPS) for advice.

* Complaints that staff were subjected to unreasonable management including, unreasonable communication, demands, practices and disciplinary methods have merit.

* MOPS should review the electorate office staff complaints resolution process.

* Full report will be kept confidential.

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