Australian senator breastfeeds baby while moving a motion in parliament

Rodiano Bonacci
Giugno 22, 2017

Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Senator Richard Di Natale plays with Larissa Waters' baby Alia in the Senate.

Last month Ms Waters became the first MP to breastfeed inside parliament ever.

She wrote: "First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding!"

"The fact that it is news that a young woman. can breastfeed in parliament, goes to show how far we have to go in making our parliament look like our community", she said.

Since then, she's accompanied her mother during numerous Senate divisions and debates, and even the Midwinter Ball, a charity event attended by politicians and journalists. "And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her". We need more #women & parents in Parli, ' she tweeted at the time.

It comes after she instigated changes to Senate rules past year, extending rules that already allowed breastfeeding in the chamber to allow new mums and dads to briefly care for their infants on the floor of parliament. She didn't miss a beat and delivered the first Senate motion with babe in arm.

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