Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Senate Chamber: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
I'm going to put the practice here. Firstly, Senator Urquhart, the motion is in the name of Senators McCarthy, Thorpe and Dodson, and, while it is not in the standing orders, on this occasion the government has granted leave. Established practice has been, and I understand it has been reflected on both major parties and across the chamber, that statements are made by leave in response to a motion being moved and that movers do not make a statement. The government has granted leave, but I think it is fair for those listening or watching that that established practice be explained. Senator McCarthy.