Are we headed back to the polls? Oz Faruqi thinks so

March 31st 2016
“It’s been an important tradition in Western liberal democracies that you can’t be forced to give evidence. Under the ABCC legislation, it’s actually illegal to not give evidence. So, it’s that kind of basic human right that unions argue was stripped away under this legislation.”

It’s been a huge week in #auspol.

MetaPoll’s Oz Faruqi returned to the show to chat about the likelihood of a double dissolution election on July 2.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the Senate crossbench that if they don’t pass two controversial industrial relations laws, the ABCC and Registered Organisations bills, then we’ll be headed back to the polls.

How will the crossbench vote? Will this definitely lead to a double dissolution?


According to Oz, all signs are pointing towards a double dissolution election. Turnbull needs to win the support of 6 of 8 crossbenchers, but most of them have indicated that they will continue to frustrate the government’s agenda.


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