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Howard Government Cancels Question Time On Budget Day

The Howard Government has cancelled the scheduled Question Time on Tuesday May 14th, citing the death of the Queen Mother as the reason.

The government claims it is the tradition to suspend Question Time in the event of a condolence motion for a member of the royal family.

The move has been met with criticism from the Opposition and the Australian Democrats, who each accuse the government of avoiding its obligation to be accountable to the Parliament. [Read more…]