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AustraliaGovernment wraps up parliament early to prevent Nauru vote

09:45  06 december  2018
09:45  06 december  2018 Source:

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Politics of Nauru takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Nauru is the head of government of the executive branch. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the parliament .

Sick children in detention on Nauru will remain there until at least February after the House of Representatives adjourned with a vote this afternoon.

The legislation to get children off Nauru passed the Senate by a 32-30 margin after Labor, Greens and crossbench senators voted in favour.

But the bill was not voted on in the House this afternoon, with MPs instead taking an early mark for the Christmas break.

Government wraps up parliament early to prevent Nauru vote© AAP Leader of Opposition Business Tony Burke speaks to crossbenchers on the last day of Parliament.

"Right now, the Government is shutting down the House of Reps, before it debates legislation it insists is essential for national security," Labor senator Murray Watt said.

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Members of parliament tend to form parliamentary groups (also called parliamentary parties) with members of the same political party. The Parliament of Nauru consists of 18 seats. The Parliament of New Zealand is made up of the monarch and the unicameral House of Representatives.

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"Why? Because it doesn’t want to transfer around 10 sick kids from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment. Think about that."

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Government wraps up parliament early to prevent Nauru vote© AAP Greens senators discuss the Nauru vote.

The vote in the lower house was delayed for three hours until the 4.30pm scheduled adjournment.

The government routinely extends the sitting hours, but decided not to today.

Ending parliament before the Nauru vote also meant no vote on an national security encryption bill

"They are walking out on a job half done because they are so frightened of the crossbench and Labor," Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek said.

"They are prepared to endanger national security, by their own measure, because they are so frightened to do the right thing by refugees on Nauru."

Government wraps up parliament early to prevent Nauru vote© AAP Labor Senator Penny Wong reacts during debate on the Nauru bill.

Attorney-General Christian Porter said keeping the House sitting going would only embarrass the government with the Nauru bill.

"They are sacrificing one piece of national security legislation in the process of trying to damage another fundamental tenant of our border security," he said.

"I am savagely disappointed."

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