Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Press Gallery Dress Rules

3:00 pm

Photo of Paul CalvertPaul Calvert (President) Share this | | Hansard source

I will not hold you long. You can thank Senator Brown for this: he did ask me a question about dress rules in the press gallery. I am pleased to tell Senator Brown that, by continuing resolution of the Senate passed in 2002, media representatives are not required to wear coats when in the press gallery. An officer inquiring of a press gallery member whether he was displaying the required photographic pass mistakenly told him that he should wear a jacket when in the gallery. The misunderstanding is regretted. As President, all that I require from people in the gallery is that people be neatly dressed.