Senator suspended

Under Senate standing order 203, Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale was suspended from the meeting of the Senate for the rest of the day for using unparliamentary language.

Dec 11, 2018

The standing orders—rules—of the Senate are different from those of the House of the Representatives, where standing order 94A allows the Speaker to instruct a member to leave the chamber for 1 hour. In the Senate, a vote is required to suspend a senator from the meeting. The rule was last used in March 2003 when Senator Bob Brown was suspended for the rest of the day.