Podcast: Greens push for Royal Commission into abuse in the disability sector

The first sitting week of the year ended in chaos as the Government pulled out all the stops to avoid losing another vote on the floor of the House Representatives.

A motion from Greens Senator Jordan Steele-John to establish a Royal Commission into abuse in the disability sector passed the Senate and had the numbers to pass the House of Representatives.

The Government extended Question Time by an extra hour to avoid the vote, but they’ll have to deal with it when Parliament resumes on Monday.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Patricia Karvelas / Jordan Steele-John

Source:
ABC News RN Drive

Date published:
Thu 14th Feb, 2019