Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017


Yiannopoulos, Mr Milo

4:02 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) the upcoming visit to Parliament House by "alt-right" figure Mr Milo Yiannopoulos, at the invitation of Senator Leyonhjelm, for a conversation and Q&A in the Mural Hall, and

  (ii) that Mr Yiannopoulos' behaviour is so offensive that he has been permanently banned by Twitter for "inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others";

(b) confirms that Australia's Federal Parliament is a place that celebrates and encourages a diversity of opinions, as long as those views are expressed respectfully;

(c) condemns any senator who seeks to use Australia's Parliament to provide a platform to any person who preaches hate and incites abuse and harassment of women, Jews, and members of the LBGTIQ and multicultural communities; and

(d) calls on the President of the Senate to revoke permission for Mr Yiannopoulos to speak at Parliament House.


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