Tuesday, 06 February 2024 09:55

Gumboots in chamber

Written by  Staff Reporters
ACT MPs Mark Cameron (right) and Associate Agriculture Minister Andrew Hoggard make their way to the House with gumboots. ACT MPs Mark Cameron (right) and Associate Agriculture Minister Andrew Hoggard make their way to the House with gumboots.

Last week's Parliament sitting saw another first – a few Government MPs wearing gumboots in the House during Question Time.

ACT MP Mark Cameron obtained special permission from the Speaker, Gerry Brownlee, for rural MPs to do this.

Cameron says it’s a show of solidarity with farmers and the rural sector, and an acknowledgement of the pressures on the sector.

“This includes from laws and regulations originating in our Parliament,” he says.

Cameron hopes to make this an annual tradition.

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