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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Page: 10111


Senator BERNARDI (South Australia) (16:17): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that, on 5 December 2017, certain staff members of Senator Rhiannon's office verbally abused an official guest of Senator Leyonhjelm;

(b) condemns the actions of those staff members;

(c) observes that senators host guests on a regular basis who might be persons whom other senators or their staff might dislike, or with whom they might disagree;

(d) recognises that access to private areas of Parliament House is a privilege;

(e) requires all passholders to honour the expected courtesy and respect for differences of opinion that comes with the granting of passes;

(f) calls upon all senators to exercise discipline over their staff; and

(g) urges the respectful conduct of senators, their staff and events they participate in within Parliament House.