Libs and Labor join forces to crush Senate transparency and democracy
The move by the Coalition and Labor to permanently axe Senate motions is an attack on transparency and democracy that entrenches the big parties’ cosy duopoly, say the Greens.
Lines attributable to Greens deputy leader and leader in the Senate Larissa Waters:
“This is yet more Senate bastardry from the big parties. Today they gave the Senate late verbal notice that tomorrow they’ll gang up to permanently remove the rights of Senators to move and get a vote on motions.