Upper House fiasco?

After the Integrity In Public Life Bill failed to gain the two-thirds majority votes required to pass in the Upper House on Wednesday.

Two Political Parties and an independent Group are questioning Governments commitment to implement the anti-corruption legislation bill.

Wednesday senate vote saw four senators walk out of the senate after raising concerns over what they called the premature return of Senator Lisa Cummins to the Senate after a 7-day self isolation.

IGB Chairman Andy Armstrong said he was “shocked and in disbelief” over what took place in the Upper House.

President of the Democratic Labour Party, Verla De Peiza expressed dismay in Government’s failure to pass the Bill while Chairman of the United Progressive Party Everton Holligan, described Wednesday’s events as a “fiasco”.



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