The Federal Government has cancelled next week’s parliamentary sitting week to allow the Senate time to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it returns to the House of Representatives.
The Lower House was due to sit for two weeks from Monday but will instead sit for one week from December 4, with an option of extending sittings for another week.
The move comes amid the MPs’ citizenship crisis and a backbench push for a royal commission into the banks. Some backbenchers are threatening to cross the floor to set up a banking commission.
It remains to be seen if parliament can deal with all outstanding matters before it rises for the year. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week also floated the idea of future tax cuts for middle income earners but has given no details.
If you were an MP, what would be your priority – the same sex marriage bill, settling the citizenship crisis, or a banking royal commission?