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higher. Returning to our

story on a toddler ejected

from Parliament overnight.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

was ordered to remove her

2-year-old daughter from the

Upper House during a vote

yesterday. She joins us now

from Canberra. Sarah

Hanson-Young good morning.

Good morning . Just explain

for us how this situation

arose yesterday. Why did you

have your toddler in the

chamber? It was close to 5

o'clock and my daughter was

leaving actually to go home

to see her dad at 5 to 5 and

I had 5, 10 minute with her

before I was saying goodbye.

So I was having a bit of a

walk with her and having some

fun, talking, cuddling,

saying I was going to see her

soon and the bells rang and

when the bells ring we are

taught as Senators to get to

the chamber as quickly as

possible and I had not been

in my office so I was already

down stirs and quite near the

chamber just outside so I

went in, I took her in. She

was happy. She was being

quite cheerful actually. She

was counting things in the

room and being generally pleasant. I sat down and I

did not think this was going

to be an issue about it

because I had been caught out

once before at a time when I

was actually on the other

side of the Parliament House

and I had no time to think. I was running from House of

Representatives to the Senate

and got there just in time

and no-one had raised

eyebrows at that. She had sat

there at that stage quietly

through the vote and I had walked out and no-one seemed

to have noticed so I did not

think this was going to be

any issue this time but I was then asked for the about the

the remove her. I was a bit

circumstances I thought the confused about the whole

doors had been locked. I was

not clear how I was meant to

get a staffer down to hand

her over. Anyway, she

obviously knew that something

was going on and stood up and

started taking her to the

back of the chamber where I

handed her to a staffer who

had run quickly down and they

had opened the doors to let

her in. As I handed her over

she started screaming and was

quite distressed at the

situation, did not know why I

was throwing her into

somebody else's arms and the

doors closed, I sat back down

for the vet and I could hear

her obviously crying on the other side of the doors. It

was not until she was removed

from my arms that she became

distressed and obviously I

became distressed at that.

So how did you feel when you

were sitting inside the the

chamber and could hear her

watching and the cameras were to her cry an everybody was I had to sit there and listen 4-minute stint. The fact that and for me it was only a their children taken off them hear from parents who have those stories and reports you definitely brings home all of ever felt like that. The awful. I don't think I've crying outside? I felt

watching, it was quite

humiliating actually. I felt

more humiliated than I ever

have in my life but having

said that under the President

took the ruling that he did

and followed the rule book. I

guess my next step is to have

us have a think about as

parliamentarians whether

these are perhaps the right

rules we need for a modern

discussing that Parliament and we will be

discussing that on Monday

morning when the Senate

returns. I think the support

I have had over the past few

hours, 12 hours or so from

the public has reassured me

that people want to see a

modern Parliament. They want

to be able to see flexibility

in the workplace that allows

working parents to add quat

Liberalance work-life and it

is less of a balancing act

and more of a juggling act

for most working families and

that was clearly demonstrated

in the Upper House of the Australian Parliament

yesterday. You were not aware

when you took your daughter

into the chamber that it was

not okay to have a toddler in

there or a stranger in the

house during a division? My

understanding that is you

could have small child. I did

not realise there was the

rule they had to be

breast-feeding at the time.

As I said, because I had done

it previously and no-one had

raised issue with it I did

not think I had done anything

wrong and because she was not

being disruptive, she was

happy and pleasant an talking quietly to herself and

telling me about how she was

going to be on the plane in a

few minutes and I was tying

to get that time with her

before saying good bye.

Obviously based on how

stressful the incident was

and how distressed she was I

cancelled all flights and

stayed in Canberra with her

overnight and we will be

flying home together this

afternoon. Are you aware that

from some quarters this

morning there has been the

shrugs that this is a stunt

on your part? I have heard

those reports and I under

that Senator Joyce has made

similar comments. Just to

reflect on what actually

happened and Senator Joyce is

a father of four daughters,

if I'm not mistaken, and if

he was the think about how he

would have felt if he was

about the say goodbye to his

daughter and got caught short

how he would feel if he was how he would feel if he was

being accused of being a

stuntman. It is more about

making us have a think about

using this opportunity to

have a think about what the

appropriateness of these

rules are. Let's not forget

most of those standing orders

for the chamber were drafted

in the turn of the century t

19th Century not in 2009 in

Parliament at the modern day in the modern

Parliament at a time when we

are continually saying we

need Diversity in our parliamentarians and

representatives and the only

way that is going to happen

is if we find ways to be

flexible with helping

parliamentarians juggle those

different things. And as a

working mother I know that

I'm not different than any

other working mothers around

the country. People today who

have dropped their child at have dropped their child at a

childcare centre and heard

them cry as they level and

have no other choice I know

exactly how I feel and I know

how they feel because it

happened to me last night. Are you hoping it

could be catalyst of the

discussion of this issue in

the workplace generally? I

think these issues are being

talked about more and more in

the workplace generally and

what we saw yesterday in the

Australian Parliament is a reflection of what - of reflection of what - of the

struggles and the juggling

act of working parents and that continual conversation

with employers right around

the country, right around the

world. I do think that this

will add to the debate but I

do not think the debate is

going to happen just because

of what - of my situation in

the Senate. I think it is a

reflection on society. Sarah