Senate debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Questions without Notice

Small Business

3:03 pm

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | Hansard source

I will take that away and think about it. The ruling on your jacket has already been made by former President Parry. We had a discussion on this matter in your absence, where I made a ruling with respect to badges—that if badges have slogans or political statements on them they are not appropriate, but lapel badges and ribbons were in order. In the meantime, I'll offer you the opportunity to wear some earrings of your own before I make a ruling!

Honourable senators interjecting—

It's a Thursday. Can we have a little bit of brevity on a Thursday afternoon, Senators? I will seriously look at the issue, because slogans in the Senate, as I made very clear, have no place. Thank you for raising the issue, Senator Macdonald.

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