Coalition ‘rogue’ crosses floor in ‘act of defiance’ against government
Two Queensland Coalition senators voted against their party in a motion calling for the government to bring home Australians stranded in India.
“Matt Canavan, he’s a rogue, and Gerard Rennick, in an act of defiance against their own government’s policy, crossed the floor to vote on part of a Labor motion,” Neil Breen said.
“It’s not really the done thing, is it?”
Senator Canavan has previously opposed the government’s policies, having opposed the suspension of repatriation flights in a Tweet on May 3.
We should be helping Aussies in India return not jailing them. Let's fix our quarantine system rather than leave our fellow Australians stranded.
— Matthew Canavan (@mattjcan) May 2, 2021
The motion passed with a majority of 28 to 23 despite India repatriation flights resuming tomorrow.
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