Melbourne lord mayor harassment scandal

A TIMELINE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST FORMER MELBOURNE LORD MAYOR ROBERT DOYLE

* 15 December 2017 - Tessa Sullivan makes allegations of sexual harassment by Mr Doyle against her and colleague Cathy Oke, she resigns from council and an independent investigation is ordered.

* 17 December 2017 - Mr Doyle stands down from his role while the allegations, which he denies, are investigated.

* 17 January 2018 - Kharla Williams comes forward with allegations she was harassed by Mr Doyle at a Melbourne Health event in 2016, sparking a Department of Health and Human Services investigation and prompting Mr Doyle to stand down as chairman of Melbourne Health while denying misconduct.

* 4 February 2018 - Mr Doyle quits as mayor after being hospitalised the day before for a stress-related illness.

* 8 February 2018 - It's revealed complaints of inappropriate behaviour by Mr Doyle during his time as a teacher at Geelong College were referred to police in 2015, but police say they did not go ahead with an investigation.

* 13 March 2018 - The independent report for the City of Melbourne makes four adverse findings against Mr Doyle, concluding he sexually harassed Ms Sullivan and Ms Oke on separate occasions after drinking red wine.

* 12 May 2018 - A by-election was held to find a new Melbourne lord mayor. Sally Capp becomes the first woman to be directly elected as lord mayor.

* 7 February 2019 - Police confirm they have spoken with numerous women about allegations of sexual assault against Mr Doyle. They say an investigation is in preliminary stages.

* 25 June 2020 - Victoria Police confirms the sexual crimes investigation into Mr Doyle has been completed and no charges will be laid.