'Take Your Kid To Work Day' May Not Be The Thing For All Professions

31/08/2015 11:12 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Ryan Diefenbach

Workplaces are striving to become family friendly, but after a push to allow toddlers on the floor of parliament we take a pictorial journey through jobs where bringing your kid to work just ain't going to fly.

NSW Labor MP Courtney Houssos wants state parliament to change its rules to allow her to bring her 19-month-old daughter Anna into the chamber during votes.

Ms Houssos could not enter the NSW Legislative Council to vote holding her daughter Anna when division bells rang, because parliamentary rules do not allow "strangers in the house."

Government Whip Peter Phelps offered to abstain from voting as a 'pair' to balance Ms Houssos' missing vote, but her husband George Houssos came to hold Anna instead while voting took place.

Opposition Whip Shaoquett Moselmane seeks to amend the rules, asking Legislative Council president Don Harwin to exempt children under four years from being considered 'strangers' and make parliament a "family friendly workplace."

Mr Harwin said he intends to ask the procedures committee to examine any changes that might be made to consider children older than breastfeeding age.

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