Time for me to call it a day. What happened?
- the Senate is debating the same-sex marriage legislation;
- it has not yet begun to consider amendments;
- Coalition MPs are at odds over who is to blame over the Queensland election result;
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it had nothing to do with federal issues;
- but backbencher George Christensen says it had everything to do with federal issues;
- another backbencher, Warren Entsch, thinks people who were on the losing side of the marriage debate should stay quiet; and
- Skye Kakoschke-Moore was the ninth MP to be referred to the High Court over the citizenship saga.
My thanks to Alex Ellinghausen, who took some spectacular photos today, and to you for reading and commenting.
Alex and I will be back in the morning. Until then, enjoy your evening.
Over on Sky News, Resources Minister Matt Canavan is trying his darndest to spin the Queensland election result the Coalition’s way.
“The election result for the LNP was actually pretty positive, despite not being able to win,” Senator Canavan says.
Just think about that for a little while.
Senator Canavan says the return of the Labor government is a “hurdle” for the Adani coal mine project.
Just when it seemed as if we could get through the day without using the ‘c’ word (citizenship, that is), think again.
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