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Monday, 13 February 2017
Page: 671


Senator LUDLAM (Western AustraliaCo-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (16:10): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the Trump Presidency is causing deep concern and unease in the Australian community, and

   (ii) the Speaker of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, Mr John Bercow, said on 7 February 2017 that speaking in Westminster Hall 'is not an automatic right, it is an earned honour', and that he would not issue an invitation to President Trump;

(b) affirms the principles expressed by Speaker of the House of Commons; and

(c) resolves that senators will act in accordance with these principles, and reject any invitation to attend an address by Mr Trump to the House of Representatives.