Senators from the Australian Greens will be stamped with their country of origin from next week, to help them remember where they come from.
The Greens – who have been strong supporters of country of origin labelling for years – will finally get their wish, with mandatory C of O information identified in large print on all current and future senators.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the label will be clearly visible whenever a Greens Senator looks in the mirror. “It’ll hopefully mean we can identify any issues early,” he said, stopping to take a call from another resigning senator.
Mr Di Natale said he would hold a meeting today to discuss the details of the program with remaining Greens senators. Both are expected to attend.