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Labor abandons Parliament

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Christopher Pyne, MP 

Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training  Manager of Opposition Business in the House   

Labor abandons Parliament

Published 25/5/2011

The proceedings of the House of Representatives shut down today after the Government was unable to provide

a quorum of thirty members.

Both the Constitution and Parliamentary Standing Orders require that a quorum of the House of

Representatives be present in the House during proceedings.

Labor occupies the Treasury benches and if they are disinterested in even keeping the Parliament open, then

we are ready and willing to move to the other side of the House and do the job for them.

May 25, 2011

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