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Simon Crean Pursues His Proposed Parliamentary Reforms

Opposition Leader Simon Crean has continued to press for his proposed parliamentary reforms to be adopted.

Speaking at a doorstop interview in Sydney today, Crean said that “the behaviour issue in Parliament is the fault of both sides”. He reiterated his call for an independent Speaker, a proposal that would require the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to agree on the appointment of a Speaker for the next two terms of Parliament.

Transcript of doorstop interview by Federal Opposition Leader Simon Crean.

CREAN:

Today I’ve written to the Prime Minister proposing some important changes that will improve the behaviour in Parliament. I think that the people are sick to death of the confrontational nature of Parliament and these proposals seek to modernise the way in which Parliament operates so we can make it more relevant to the Australian people. [Read more…]