Senate debates

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bills

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; In Committee

10:37 am

Photo of Derryn HinchDerryn Hinch (Victoria, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party) Share this | Hansard source

I suspect that I'm the person that Senator Macdonald is referring to, and I think I'm entitled to have something to say here. The previous President of the Senate, Senator Parry, made no comment at all when Senator Hanson turned up here wearing a burqa.

The CHAIR: Thank you, Senator Hinch. I don't believe you are the person being referred to.

I'll leave that alone and go to the badges. Yesterday Senator Macdonald said, 'We all wear badges in this chamber; we're all entitled to,' and yet he challenged Temporary Chair Senator Whish-Wilson for wearing a badge inadvertently yesterday.

The CHAIR: Senator Hinch, please resume your seat.

Senator Ian Macdonald interjecting—

The CHAIR: Thank you, Senator Macdonald. Please resume your seat.

Senator Ian Macdonald interjecting—

The CHAIR: Can you resume your seat, Senator Macdonald. Thank you. I've indicated to the chamber my interpretation of the standing order in relation to the point of order that you have made.

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