Crikey Worm

Feb 5, 2018

Crikey Worm: Melbourne Lord Mayor resigns following harassment claims

Good morning, early birds. The embattled Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has quit. Plus, finally, some good news for the PM in the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist

DOYLE QUITS

Robert Doyle has resigned as Melbourne Lord Mayor and chairman of Melbourne Health seven weeks after being accused of sexually harassing city councillors Tessa Sullivan and Cathy Oke.

The Herald Sun ($) reports that Doyle, who maintains his innocence, announced his resignation ahead of a City Council meeting this Tuesday, which was meant to consider a report on former councillor Sullivan’s instigating claims.

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  1. Wallywonga

    Would interpret poll as more anti Shorten than pro MT? Seems to be a lot of negative stuff in MSM about Shorten currently, not sure exactly why.
    Thought his Press club speech was quite reasonable; wanting to take on our terrible (white collar corrupt) private health insurance system you would think is good policy, but, like in the US, have a very potent lobbying machine.

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