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Federal govt pushing through ABCC bills

AAP logoAAP 18/10/2016

The Turnbull government is using its numbers to push through legislation to reinstate the building industry watchdog.

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne moved to suspend usual business of parliament on Tuesday to bring on truncated debate on double dissolution bills to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

"We are moving this motion because it's very clear what everybody in the house's view is on the ABCC," he said of the bills which have already been through the House of Representatives twice.

Labor opposes the motion, saying the government has forgotten about the newly elected members installed in July who should get their say.

"If the government thought the debate was going well for them, they would not be moving this motion," manager of opposition business Tony Burke told parliament.

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