Senator Cory Bernardi tabled a motion reflecting upon the Siege of Vienna which noted the historic date, a continuing history of violence by Islamists, and the creation of the croissant.
The notice read as follows:
I give notice that on the next day of sitting, I shall move-
The the Senate notes:
(a) The auspicious date of 15 October 1529 on which the Ottoman Empire's Siege of Vienna was broken;
(b) that despite the lifting of the Siege of Vienna, violence and oppression against liberal-democracy and other faiths by Islamists has continued into our own time;
(c) the creation of the croissant by the coffee houses of Vienna to celebrate the defeat of the Army of the Crescent; and
That the Senate calls on members and senators to enjoy a croissant with their coffee this week in solidarity with the defenders of liberalism and freedom.
The motion was supported by Senators Hanson, Gichuhi, and Leyonhjelm, but was ultimately voted down by Labor, Liberal, and the Greens.