La­bor leader urges more Libs to move on Dut­ton

The Courier-Mail - - FEDERAL POLITICS -

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.

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