Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Senate Temporary Orders
I rise to observe that the collusion between the government and the opposition is in fact designed to stitch up the crossbench, and the Coles and Woolworths of Australian politics are at it again. Motions provide the capacity for all senators to bring incredibly important issues for their communities into this place to have decisions made and to require parties to put their positions in regard to those issues on the record. I urge the government and the opposition to work collaboratively with the crossbench to find a way through this issue. I want to say to Senator Lambie: we are still taking advice on the effect of the motion she has on the books at the moment, and we reserve our position on that motion.