Reuters on developments in the Australian parliament:

  • The Senate voting reforms would make it harder for smaller parties to enter parliament through vote sharing deals
  • PM Turnbull is now seen as likely to opt for a rare double dissolution election, which sees both houses of parliament face voters, arguing that it will clear the Senate of obstructionists and allow long-stalled economic reforms

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July 2 is being touted as a likely date for the election.


Some background to this story: Slow burn Australia story ... voting reforms should lead to more stable government