House debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021


Leave of Absence

3:24 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That leave of absence from 18 October until 28 October 2021 be given to the honourable member for Blaxland for parental leave purposes.

Just briefly, Mr Clare and his wife, Louise, are expecting another baby boy in coming weeks to join young Jack. On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, and I'm sure on behalf of the entire House, we congratulate them in advance. Jason is online watching this at the moment. We also wish Louise all the best for the birth. We are having a baby boom on this side of the chamber, there's no doubt about that, and it augurs well for the Labor primary vote in 2039! And by then, myself and the then leader of the opposition might be ready to leave!

Question agreed to.


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