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federal parliament returns for day of tributes



Parliament returns in the present day for the primary time for the reason that Queen’s dying on September 8 for a joint movement of condolence and a congratulatory message of accession for King Charles III.

Following the day of mourning yesterday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Opposition Chief Peter Dutton and Nationals Chief David Littleproud are all paying tribute.

You possibly can watch their speeches stay under:

The remainder of the day might be given over to particular person condolence motions from MPs and Senators.

Linda Burney, the minister for indigenous affairs, has defended the parliament’s two-week suspension and two days of tributes in opposition to criticisms that the prolonged solemnities had been inappropriate given colonialism’s painful legacy for indigenous Australians.

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“There’s a big respect for sorry enterprise – it’s a part of Aboriginal tradition and the reverence to the Queen in my opinion falls into that class,” she instructed ABC radio on Thursday.

Nevertheless, she stated there was a “complicated relationship” between Indigenous individuals and the monarchy.

“You can not divorce the problems of colonisation from the position of Britain going again by way of the ages.“

Opening the proceedings, Albanese stated: “With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the historic reign and an extended life dedicated to responsibility, household, religion and repair has come to an finish. The second Elizabethan age is over.”

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