Alex Greenwich thought of quitting politics after homophobic comments by Mark Latham, defamation trial hears

Independent NSW MP’s office staff had to be taught how to handle suspicious mail amid a ‘torrent of hate’, his lawyer tells court

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The independent MP Alex Greenwich has suffered panic attacks and contemplated leaving public life in the wake of homophobic comments made on social media and published in the news by the former New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham.

On the first day of defamation proceedings, the Sydney MP’s barrister, Matthew Collins KC, told the court Greenwich’s office staff had also been taught by police how to handle suspicious mail amid a “torrent of hate” from members of the public.

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