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Malcolm’s misfortune exposed

1 September 2016

8:36 PM

1 September 2016

8:36 PM

As Lady Bracknell may have said “To lose one vote may be regarded as misfortune”.

And so it was at 5.00 pm when Speaker Tony Smith put the motion “That the House do now adjourn.” The government lost, 67 to 69 – the first time, Labor claims, that a government has lost a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives for more than half a century.


A number of ministers were missing from the vote; Peter Dutton, Michael Keenan and Christian Porter.

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