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Monday, 4 December 2017
Page: 9525


Senator DI NATALE ( Victoria Leader of the Australian Greens ) ( 16:27): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

   (i) the upcomin g visit to Parliament House by ' alt-right ' figure Mr Milo Yiannopoulos, at the invitation of Senator Leyonhjelm, for a conversation and Q&A in the Mural Hall, and

   (ii) that Mr Yiannopoulos' behaviour is so offensive that he has been permane ntly banned by Twitter for ' inciting or engaging in the targete d abuse or harassment of others' ;

(b) confirms that Australia's Federal Parliament is a place that celebrates and encourages a diversity of opinions, as long as those views are expressed respectfully;

(c) condemns any senator who seeks to use Australia's Parliament to provide a platform to any person who preaches hate and incites abuse and harassment of women, Jews, and members of the LBGTIQ and multicultural communities; and

(d) calls on the President of the Senate to revoke permission for Mr Yiannopoulos to speak at Parliament House.