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‘You and you and you’: Foley threatens to reveal allegations, denies harassment claims

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The Labor leader pointed at Liberal MPs on Wednesday and threatened to reveal alleged misbehaviour. Photo: AAP
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NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has threatened to blow the lid on alleged misbehaviour by other state politicians when responding to claims he harassed an ABC journalist in 2016.

Mr Foley in a raucous question time on Wednesday singled out four government MPs after Roads Minister Melinda Pavey called for him to step aside while the ABC conducts an investigation into the claims.

The accusation was first raised publicly in the lower house last week by Corrections Minister David Elliott using parliamentary privilege.

“We would welcome such a debate, but we would move to amend it to talk about you and you and you and you,” Mr Foley shouted on Wednesday while pointing at specific coalition MPs.

“Bring it on. Bring it on.”

Mr Elliott last week stated: “I’ve never had a little too much to drink at a party and harassed an ABC journalist. I’ve never done that.”

ABC acting managing director David Anderson told a Senate estimates hearing on Tuesday the organisation was investigating the claim Mr Foley harassed one of its journalists.

NSW minister and former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward on Wednesday said Mr Foley would need to consider his future if the allegation proved true.

“If the allegation is sustained there will need to be a consideration of that by the Labor Party and Mr Foley to read that report and consider his future,” Ms Goward told reporters.