Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Parliamentary Privilege

4:30 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) commends our current and former armed servicemen and servicewomen for their service to our country;

(b) condemns cowardly senators who use parliamentary privilege to make allegations of criminality or racism against those personnel, and thereby bringing our armed forces and personnel into disrepute, without presenting immediate proof of their claims; and

(c) urges honourable senators to use parliamentary privilege with responsibility and respect.

At the request of the Labor Party, I seek leave to have items (a) and (c) put separately to item (b) in respect of this motion.

Leave granted.

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

The first question is that paragraphs (a) and (c) of motion No. 712 be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

The second question is that paragraph (b) of motion No. 712 be agreed to.

Question agreed to.