House debates

Thursday, 3 June 2021


Leave of Absence

3:17 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 the determination of this sitting until 22 November 2021 be given to the honourable member for Hotham for parental leave purposes.

Just briefly, Clare has of course been participating in parliament remotely this week. Clare is here, listening to this leave motion be moved. Clare will go on parental leave from the House rise today and return for the last two sitting weeks of this year. I congratulate Clare and Brendan on the impending arrival of their third child to join their two boys, Elvis and Louis. The third baby is due in July, and I'm sure on behalf of the House we all wish Clare the best and we hope for a very safe arrival of their third child, which will be a wonderful thing. She will join the baby boom on this side of the House! It's quite a group, and it says something about this parliament becoming more representative by having more women present, particularly on this side of the House, and more women giving birth on this side of the House as well will make us more family friendly in the future. I wish Clare all the best.

Honourable members: Here, here!

Question agreed to.