Mike Bowers down in the Senedd chamber for swearing the newcomers, t Wendy Askew a Caccone Raff.
The Imam I H Kauser, national president of the Australian Muslim Association Ahmadiyya, is in parliament for the first sitting day since Christchurch attacks.
He said today that he was “a day of prayer and unity”.
His thoughts on the motion would not be reprimanded against Fraser Anning, but he asked what he thought of Anning's comments, Kauser said he would like to talk to Anning “and be patient, and To make clear what the teaching of Islam is ”.
“We are very proud of Australia,” he said, noting his diversity.
Also on the offer of sympathy, the leader of the Greens, Richard Di Natalecalls for leadership and a “true reflection” of hate speech in Australia and, in particular, the voices in parliament that have exploited racism and xenophobia. He said that his party's thoughts and sympathies were with the victims and New Zealand.
But as we said shortly afterwards and as we continue to say, thoughts and sympathies are now not enough. Minds and sympathy will not protect our Muslim community from the abuse and daily hate they experience. They will not protect people from the hate speech that we continue to see here and around the world. They will not help to heal the deep divisions in our country. Now is our time for unity for us to come together as a nation and for some reflection.
We must recognize how he could be responsible for such a horrific offense in Australia. We all have to face the very uneasy truths about how hate voices have been exploited by racism and xenophobia, those that try to share us. And nothing escapes… some of those voices live here in this chamber.
Penny Wong, speaking on behalf of Labor, also offered sympathy and sympathy to the victims in New Zealand.
“We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand, with the Muslim community, and with Muslim peoples everywhere,” he said.
Wong described victim stories as “heartbreaking” and said that “Australia's quite extreme, violent, demanding terrorist” does not represent the nation.
They were attacked because of their faith, because of their faith.
The attacks were the actions of horrific violence. They were acts of terrorism and were the core of their actions. And we have to understand: these were acts of hatred. The rioter was welcomed to the mosque as a brother and he responded with hatred and bullets. And it's an act of terror, an act of hatred, which has shocked this nation.
For Australians, New Zealand is a family, and we grieve with them. And our distress has been inflated by the fact that Australia is the violent extremist responsible for this act of horror. Quite extreme, violent terrorist, sings in Australia. And I hope that I speak for all of us when I say that this man does not represent the Australian values.
Sympathy after Christchurch's attack
The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, moving sympathy following Christchurch's attack. Cormann described the attack, and the white supremacy she inspired, as “weak”. He said Australia's response as “a very dear friend mourns the suffering of someone else”.
“Must not be mistaken: Christchurch's attacks were crimes committed against innocent men, women and children,” he said.
Cormann also described the attack as an attack on the ideals of diversity, faith and culture. He said the attacker had tried to share New Zealand, but had been "challenged, and the people of New Zealand merged". “The ill cause of the perpetrator is going to fail”, says Cormann.
“For everyone who supports the flames of racism, hatred and violence, we condemn you and reject you completely.”
He mentioned the deep link between Australia and New Zealand, developed since Gallipoli.
“That experience, the sacrifice and the shared loss, had built up a bond for the ages. In more than 100 years since, our two nations have only grown closer. Many Australians treat New Zealand as our second home.
“Our nation is two countries united by so much more than geography. We are united by a common history and a common set of values. That is why we were so deeply affected by the horrific attack in Linwood and Al Noor mosques. ”
Cormann also praises New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern for her response to the attack.
The Senate sits, the new parliamentarians swear
The Senedd is now sitting in both houses. Parliament is swearing in three new parliamentarians: t Caccone Raff to Labor, Wendy Askew for the Liberals and Duncan Spender, which replaces David Leyonhjelm.
Spender, who was head of Leyonhjelm's staff, is likely to set a record for being the shortest senator. There are only two sitting days left in Parliament, and it is not expected to return after the election.
They will earn tens of thousands in the meantime. Not a bad way of winning cramen.
The brave Greg Jericho break down professions according to tax brackets and sex. It will not surprise you that men somehow have found themselves disproportionate in the highest tax brackets for journalism, accounting, IT, and many other professions.
Interesting update i Barnaby JoyceRegister of interests today. He has revealed that Channel 7 has paid for his “partner and child” trips between his home in Armidale and Sydney on 23 March 2019. You will remember – because it was so exciting – that was the date of the NSW election. Joyce sat on the Channel 7 election night panel, and Australia reported that he had to apologize to staff for his backstage behavior and behavior.
Hello dear readers, and thanks to Amy – as ever – for seeing us through a budget budget morning.
I'll be here to go with you through the relative silence before madness falls later tonight. Yes abundance takes place here in parliament to keep an eye on.
We will have a offer sympathy for Christchurch attacks about noon, question time is usually in both houses from 2pm, and then the treasurer a budget speech at 7.30pm.
There will be plenty of mystery in the gaps, surely, so keep in touch.
The Senedd is supposed to sit in about 30 minutes, so we're going to transfer you to more able hands Christopher Knaus for the rest of the afternoon, while I was shooting my head against … I think I'm going to have something to eat before closing the budget.
I will be back with you as soon as the lifts are on the budget – that is when the treasurer goes up on the floor of the parliament – with a budget taste (Hocky pokey? Rocky road? Vanilla? caramel chips with cherries on top in an unicorn bowl?
I will see you on the other side.
Meanwhile, despite the Fraser Anning A reprimand motion is unlikely to go ahead today (due to timing), that does not mean that the Queensland senator will not be the subject of at least a conversation – the Greens are likely to try to introduce a Change petition. .org with more than 1.3m signatures (entry for #auspol) calls on him to be dismissed from Parliament.
That is unlikely to happen – there are two days left and there is no chance, nothing at all, that it will be re-elected independently of the full quota of Parliament. But, once it has been introduced, it is part of Hansard and therefore the official record.
GetUp to target Josh Frydenberg's seat
Just step outside of the budget for a second, to the election (which can be called any moment of the time when the bill is set aside, which is realistic, means no t time from Thursday to Sunday), GetUp has announced that it will also campaign in the seat of the Kooyong treasurer.
In Dickson the group has been running a “anyone but Dutton” campaign since the 2016 election. T
Tony Abbott's Warringah's seat has also been quite a big target.
But now, GetUp considers Kooyong to be “definitely playing” and climate change as issue number one.
What does that mean? It means that volunteering base that is not unconscious GetUp will be used Josh Frydenberg's a seat, and Kooyong, a pool of about 8,000 volunteers. The group plans to make 80,000 calls over the next few weeks (11 May's election date is just over a month of campaigning), and donations will be used for billboards and advertising.
Then there is a door-door. The Liberals were already a little worried about Kooyong. This news will not make them feel better.
We've hit the official tranquility section before the storm today.
Everyone in the building has gone from strength to strength before the parliament started and the budget starts to close. That means mostly trying to get something to eat and drink, making sure that the exponents are ready to print all political stories of the last four years, as we don't have access to & # The internet is locked.
Nothing makes you realize how small you actually know just like the budget. At this point, Google is not allowed to go down. I know, like, 10 things are similar, and most of those include food and the Kardashians.
The budget is also the cartoonist's field and I am delighted to inform you that First Dog on the Moon is in the office and is preparing to explain the budget to you in a much more concise way than I could ever have.