The ABC has a warning to all those Canberrans who feed the beast that Parliament might be made to death march through the holiday period to put some heat into the Coalitions debt ceiling and carbon tax plans:
He [Tony Abbott] raised the prospect of bringing Parliament back on December 16 for an extra week of sittings and keeping it sitting until his legislation was approved by the Senate.
A Coalition source said Mr Abbott told the party room that if that meant keeping the Parliament sitting “we’ll just have to do it”.
Manager of Opposition Business Tony Burke says the Opposition has not been consulted about the extra sittings.
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It’s worth noting these threats are made far more often than they are carried out.
*You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately… Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
Oliver Cromwell’s Address to the Rump Parliament (20 April 1653)