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25    Historical Events— Siege of Vienna

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 551—

(1)       That the Senate notes:

(a)       the auspicious date of 15 October 1529 on which the Ottoman Empire’s Siege of Vienna was broken;

(b)       that, despite the lifting of the Siege of Vienna, violence and oppression against liberal-democracy and other faiths by Islamists has continued into our own time; and

(c)       the creation of the croissant by the coffee houses of Vienna to celebrate the defeat of the Army of the Crescent.

(2)       That the Senate calls on members and senators to enjoy a croissant with their coffee this week in solidarity with the defenders of liberalism and freedom.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 7

Senators—

Anning

Burston

Gichuhi

Leyonhjelm

Bernardi*

Georgiou

Hanson

 

 

 

NOES, 43

Senators—

Bartlett

Gallagher

McKim

Scullion

Bushby

Griff

Moore

Siewert

Cameron

Hanson-Young

O’Neill

Singh

Canavan

Hinch

Paterson

Smith

Chisholm

Hume

Polley

Steele-John

Dastyari

Kakoschke-Moore

Pratt

Sterle

Di Natale

Ketter

Reynolds

Urquhart*

Dodson

Kitching

Rhiannon

Watt

Duniam

Macdonald

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Fierravanti-Wells

McAllister

Ruston

Williams

Gallacher

McGrath

Ryan

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.