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Parliamentary recall recoil.

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Senator Bob Brown Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

Parliamentary recall recoil

6th Jul 07

The government has gone to ground over the proposed recall of parliament to deal with the

‘national emergency’ in the Northern Territory, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“Maybe the Prime Minister wants to give MPs minimum notice and ram through legislation with

zilch debate and zero committees. We are now just 4 weeks short of resuming scheduled

sittings on 7th August and a recall looks less and les justifiable. A recall would cost $1 - 2

million and must be presenting Mr Howard’s minders with a real public relations headache,”

Senator Brown said.

“Legislation to override the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, let alone the Racial Discrimination Act,

will be hugely contentious and demand proper public scrutiny, including Senate committee

reviews,” Senator Brown said.

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