Senate debates

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Siege of Vienna

4:12 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

(1) That the Senate notes:

(a) the auspicious date of 15 October 1529 on which the Ottoman Empire's Siege of Vienna was broken;

(b) that, despite the lifting of the Siege of Vienna, violence and oppression against liberal-democracy and other faiths by Islamists has continued into our own time; and

(c) the creation of the croissant by the coffee houses of Vienna to celebrate the defeat of the Army of the Crescent.

(2) That the Senate calls on members and senators to enjoy a croissant with their coffee this week in solidarity with the defenders of liberalism and freedom.


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