Labor leader urges more Libs to move on Dutton
BILL Shorten has called on Liberal MPs considering voting with Labor on sending Peter Dutton to the High Court to come e forward.
Labor is set to bring on another vote to refer the Home Affairs Minister over his s eligibility to sit in Parliament, but the Opposition n Leader wants to ensure he has the numbers in n the House of Representatives t ti to carry the motion.
Last week, it was reported that at least two rebel Liberal MPs were considering joining former foreign minister Julie Bishop in voting for a motion to refer Mr Dutton to the High Court, which would give Labor the numbers it needs. Mr Shorten sa said Ms Bishop “s “shouldn’t have to c carry the can for th the whole of the L Liberal Party” and called on other wavering MPs to sp speak up. Mr Dutton (pictu tured) is facing calls to refe refer himself to the High Court because of his financial connection to two childcare centres, which receive government subsidies.