Noni Hazlehurst weighs in on #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign

By Lily Waddell For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 12:14 GMT, 13 March 2018 | Updated: 14:05 GMT, 13 March 2018

Hollywood was rocked by sexual abuse scandal among the great and the good of the A-listers.

And Noni Hazlehurst weighed in the #MeToo and #TimesUp viral campaigns, which were sparked by the shockwaves in Hollywood.

The presenter, 64, discussed how she had been trying to bring about change in the television industry for 30/40 years.

'We need to move forward': Noni Hazlehurst, 64, weighed in on #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign in candid discussion about change (pictured in Sydney, December 2017)

'We need to move forward': Noni Hazlehurst, 64, weighed in on #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign in candid discussion about change (pictured in Sydney, December 2017)

#MeToo has gone global as victims of sexual assault and harassment used the hashtag to share their harrowing experiences online, which then was shortly followed by the #TimesUp campaign.

#TimesUp was acknowledged at the most prestigious showbiz night of the year at the Academy Awards night.

However, the television star revealed the next step that needs to be taken is that people move on from the past.

Speaking honestly: The presenter, 64, discussed how she had been trying to bring about change in the television industry for 30/40 years (pictured in Sydney, November 1999)Speaking honestly: The presenter, 64, discussed how she had been trying to bring about change in the television industry for 30/40 years (pictured in Sydney, November 1999)

Speaking honestly: The presenter, 64, discussed how she had been trying to bring about change in the television industry for 30/40 years (pictured in Sydney, November 1999)

She told the publication: 'I've been saying this stuff for 30/40 years. What’s important to me now is that we move forward.'

The Playschool personality explained social media has given people a voice and helped them unite globally.

She further explained: 'The fact that we are getting a platform now through technology and social media to directly connect with people rather than just giving a speech to a small audience, it’s gathering pace.

'The fact that we’ve got these platforms now and that they’re resonating is because we know that this is a truth.'

Moving on: However, the television star revealed the next step that needs to be taken is that people move on from the past (pictured in Sydney, July 2016)Moving on: However, the television star revealed the next step that needs to be taken is that people move on from the past (pictured in Sydney, July 2016)

Moving on: However, the television star revealed the next step that needs to be taken is that people move on from the past (pictured in Sydney, July 2016)

Mother-of-two Noni recently reflected on her own career in the television industry as a presenter on children's show Playschool from 1978 to 2001.

She told the Stellar magazine: 'What I realised having my own children is that when I said, 'would you like to sing with me?' I always assumed the answer would be yes.

'And then I realised they were just as likely to go, 'Nup.' It didn't really prepare me for having children at all.'

Explained: #MeToo has gone global as victims of sexual assault and harassment used the hashtag to share their harrowing experiences online, followed by the #TimesUp campaignExplained: #MeToo has gone global as victims of sexual assault and harassment used the hashtag to share their harrowing experiences online, followed by the #TimesUp campaign

Explained: #MeToo has gone global as victims of sexual assault and harassment used the hashtag to share their harrowing experiences online, followed by the #TimesUp campaign

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