Max Chandler-Mather, a new Greens MP, receives criticism for not donning a tie in the House of Commons.
For failing to wear a tie while posing a question in Parliament, a new Greens MP has drawn criticism.
A furious Nationals MP cut off Max Chandler-Mather, the 30-year-old Brisbane MP for Griffith, after just three seconds of his remarks on Wednesday.
Mr. Speaker, I draw your attention to the state of undress of the member, Pat Conaghan, MP for Cowper in rural New South Wales, said in a point of order.
Mr. Conaghan’s interjection was rejected by Speaker Milton Dick, who then allowed Mr. Chandler-Mather to continue asking his question about public housing. He said: “That is not a point of order.
‘Resume sitting down.’
As stated in the rule book, “ultimate discretion rests with the Speaker,” there is no set dress code for Parliament.
Following the incident, Mr. Conaghan made a statement in which he criticized Mr. Chandler-Mather’s attire.
No, this is not a barbecue.
In Australia’s parliament, this is question period.
Maybe a onesie in the winter,’ he said, “what’s next, board shorts and thongs.”
Although some may argue that not wearing the appropriate attire is a minor issue, many people, including myself, believe it shows a lack of regard for our parliament’s traditions and history.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Mr. Chandler-Mather as saying, “It’s completely bizarre that I need to dress up like a businessman when this place is supposed to represent all Australians.” Mr. Chandler-Mather defended his choice.
The Liberals wanted to discuss my tie, so I got up to speak about the housing crisis.
The Labor Party’s climate change bill will almost certainly pass the legislature after Greens leader Adam Bandt earlier on Wednesday said his group will support it.
According to the government’s bill, emissions must be reduced by 43% by 2030 and to zero by 2050. The bill also mandates that the minister in charge of the time must update parliament on national progress every year.
After the Greens raised objections to the bill, Mr. Bandt and Mr. Bowen had been in negotiations.
During the election campaign, the Green Party demanded a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030 in order to take more rapid action against climate change.
To pass the bill in the upper house, Labor needs the support of all 12 Greens senators in addition to one crossbencher.
The bill will now almost certainly pass the senate because independent former Wallabies captain David Pocock has said he will support it.
Mr. Albanese urged the Coalition to support the bill and expressed his “very confident” belief that it would pass.
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Max Chandler-Mather, 30, spoke in Question Time without wearing a tie The move offended Nationals MP Pat Conaghan who raised a point of orderMr Conaghan complained about the ‘state of undress’ of the Greens memberBut the Speaker dismissed his concerns. There is no set dress code in Parliament