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A Melbourne City Council investigation has found former lord mayor Robert Doyle sexually harassed two female councillors and created an “unsafe work environment”.

Investigators found Doyle had drunkenly groped councillors Tessa Sullivan and Cathy Oke, both of whom went public with their complaints in December. A summary of the 100-page report, tabled to council yesterday, found the incidents “occurred in the context of the lord mayor having consumed substantial amounts of red wine”, and that the harassment occurred despite “Doyle’s strong denial of engaging in the alleged inappropriate conduct” …

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