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Notice given 19 March 2003

406  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That—

(a) the Senate notes that:

(i) the Victorian Legislative Assembly recently changed its rules to allow breastfeeding in the chamber at the Speaker’s discretion, and

(ii) on 13 March 2003, the Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly changed its standing orders to allow breastfeeding in the chamber, becoming the first state or territory legislature to allow breastfeeding without the need to seek permission from the Speaker; and

(b) standing order 175 not apply in respect of a senator breastfeeding an infant.