Australian senator moves motion while breastfeeding

Australian senator Larissa Waters has become the first woman to give a speech in Australia's Federal Parliament while breastfeeding.

The Greens MP moved a senate motion on Black Lung disease in Canberra, with 14-week-old Alia Joy in her arms. Broad smiles could be seen all around as the motion passed.

Last month Ms Waters became the first MP to breastfeed inside parliament ever.

Rules were changed last year to allow mothers to breastfeed in the chamber. Previously, women had to be given a proxy vote so they could leave to feed their babies.

"We need more women and parents in Parliament," Ms Waters said earlier this year. "And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone."

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