Caucus backs Territory Rights

johnboy 16 August 2011 2

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has blogged about the decision by the Labor caucus in Parliament to remove ministerial veto of Territory legislation:

As Simon Crean has put it, the bill strips the commonwealth’s right to veto “at the stroke of a ministerial pen”. Vetoing an ACT law should be only undertaken in extreme circumstances, and it’s appropriate that all federal parliamentarians should have the chance to speak on such a debate.

Now we just need the Greens and independents (or heaven forfend the Liberals) to support the proposed Bill.

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2 Responses to Caucus backs Territory Rights
milkman milkman 7:56 pm 16 Aug 11

Personally I like things the way they are.

damien haas damien haas 5:24 pm 16 Aug 11

Interesting. I hope federal labour dont get rolled before this gets through the reps.

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