Sep 14, 2017

How the Greens outfoxed the Coalition and might have killed the citizenship changes

The clock is ticking on Dutton's citizenship rules after a motion from the Greens and some lucky timing.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

Greens Senator Nick McKim

It is not unheard of for governments to be found rushing legislation through the Senate, with tense negotiations lasting all night (remember Nick Xenophon's pyjamas?), and amendments passing between the Senate and the House of Representatives. But usually those deadlines are because it's the last sitting day before the winter break, or the summer break, or an election is just around the corner.  

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