Senate suspends Richard Di Natale for calling Barry O'Sullivan 'a pig' –as it happened

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In that same interview, Mark Dreyfus was asked about Scott Morrison’s pledge to Bill Shorten in question time yesterday, that the next federal election was a contest “between you and me”.

Dreyfus said “bring it on”

We are a united team. We’ve had Bill Shorten excellently leading our party for five years, with Tanya Plibersek as his deputy leader, and a very, very strong front bench team.

We’ve spent our time in Opposition developing policies. We are ready to govern, and I think that the people of Australia can see that we are ready to govern, led by Bill Shorten.

Mark Dreyfus has spoken about Labor’s private members’ bill to ensure LGBTI kids in religious schools are not discriminated against.

Having a chat to ABC this morning (he was also on Sky) Dreyfus said Scott Morrison had promised to do this before the Wentworth byelection and there were just two sitting weeks left (seven days, but who is counting):

Absolutely, they’re dragging their heels. The Prime Minister promised to do this in the week before the Wentworth by-election.

He said there was no room in a modern Australia for this exemption in relation to students at religious schools.

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