Mother and daughter bow to tradition

The new Member for Lilley, Ms Anika Wells MP, took her daughter into the House of Representatives and was photographed bowing to the Speaker, with her daughter following her example.

Anika Wells with her daughter in the House of Representatives

Anika Wells and her daughter bowing to the speaker in the House of Representatives

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This photograph shows the Member for Lilley, Anika Wells MP, with her small daughter bowing to the Speaker in the House of Representatives chamber. 

Aug 7, 2019


The standing orders—the rules—of the House state that a Member may bring ‘an infant being cared for by a Member’ into the Chamber, and must ‘bow to the Speaker on entering or leaving the Chamber’.