Time limits urged for question time answers
The government’s chief l우리카지노egal officer has advised MPs and senators to “expect significant delays” before answering questions about the law after another major vote has been delayed.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott also announced a review of legal advice and an inquiry into parliamentary privileges.
He said it is not yet clear how long the next major vote on the country’s assisted dying laws will take.
On Sunday morning, Labor’s shadow health minister Peter Dutton gave a statement on the issue, while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten told reporters on a return flight that “if a vote on the assisted dying Bill is held, it is expected that that would take until after this afternoon.”
Mr Shorten’s comments came on the day Mr Abbott revealed the government had sought advice from lawyers.
But at around 10.30am this morning, Mr Shorten told reporters that “I haven’t been able to make any promises or commitments on this, but I do know that we’ll be bringing them to a vote if it goes ahead.”
“At this stage, I can’t make any final commitments that the House is not going to have the votes to pass the Bill,” Mr Shorten said.
“There will be우리카지노 a question-time answer period today [Sunday] as a result of all of the previous work we have done and now is the time that we have to get this Bill out.”
He repeated earlier comments that he would return to the House for the next two days if the government needed his support.
The government has now said that the issue is “very far f바카라rom clear on how long a break from Parliament the debate will take”.
“When I see that the Government’s lawyers and we have heard from the Chief Law Officers… they’ve said that as long as we’ve got all the information – that we don’t have any issues in relation to the question time, we can give an answer,” Attorney-General George Brandis said this afternoon.
“I certainly don’t want to get ahead of that, but this is a very important question.
“I certainly wouldn’t want to delay any of that work at all.”
Under legislation introduced in July, the Attorney-General has five days to produce a report to Parliament by 5pm this morning which includes any advice from the law profession.
If no response from him is received by that time, the bill will pass the Upper House on March 13 but then be referred to the House of Representatives.