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Larissa Waters Becomes First Politician To Breastfeed In Australia’s Federal Parliament

The world is changing in a positive way. An Australian Senator, Larissa Waters has made the political history in Australia after she became the first politician to breastfeed in the Parliament.

During a vote on a Greens motion this week, Larissa Waters, a Queensland senator and co-deputy of the Greens party, breastfed her two-month-old daughter, Alia Joy, on the Parliament senate floor.

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According to the Evening Standard, Ms. Waters said on Facebook, “I am so proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal parliament! And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone.”

Waters has also posted a picture of Australian MP Kirstie Marshall who was thrown out of Parliament in 2003 for breastfeeding.

On 26 February 2003, Kirstie Marshall was ejected from the Lower House chamber for breastfeeding her 11-day-old baby.

Larissa Waters told Sky News Australia that, “Women have been doing it in parliaments around the world. The reality is we are going to have to accommodate that.”

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