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Local Senator calls for third-level institutes to take action on harrassment

Sep 22, 2021 17:09 By News Northern Sound
Local Senator calls for third-level institutes to take action on harrassment Local Senator calls for third-level institutes to take action on harrassment
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Joe O'Reilly called on the Minister for Higher Education to take steps to ensure full compliance.

A local Senator says the government should only fund third-level institutions that have action plans to combat sexual harassment.

Joe O'Reilly was supporting a motion by Independent Senator Lynn Ruane who said universities are using public money in non-disclosure agreements to silence victims.

Senator O'Reilly agreed that there's a history of sexual harassment and bullying being ignored and swept under the carpet in a number of sectors.

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He called on the Minister for Higher Education to take steps to ensure full compliance.

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