LABOR OPPOSITION CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SUSPEND FULL SITTINGS OF NSW PARLIAMENT

NSW Labor has urged the Berejiklian Government to suspend full sittings of Parliament as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.

JODI MCKAY MP
NSW LABOR LEADER

ADAM SEARLE MLC
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

RYAN PARK
MANAGER OF OPPOSITION BUSINESS IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY


 
NSW Labor has urged the Berejiklian Government to suspend full sittings of Parliament as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.
 
Labor Leader Jodi McKay offered support for a small group of members to sit if passage of public health or financial legislation was required.
 
“Bringing 135 members of Parliament and hundreds of staff together in Macquarie St is not in the best health interests of the community,” Ms McKay said.
 
“It risks the well-being of members and at worst risks the health of communities we return to after sitting.”
 
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Adam Searle said: “The Opposition would work in good faith with the Government and cross-bench to manage the situation.
 
“It’s important all parties agree on the appropriate terms of a suspension, including when a return to Parliament would be triggered.”
 
Manager of Opposition Business in the Legislative Assembly Ryan Park added: “Clearly social distancing of 1.5 metres is not possible in the Parliamentary chamber.
 
“Politicians aren’t above the health advice, we need to follow it closely and lead by example.”
 
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