The government's decision to again gag debate on its radical anti-protest legislation means that the fifty amendments from the Upper House will have less than 5 minutes each to be scrutinised, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim MP said.
"The government has now twice gagged parliamentary debate on a Bill designed to gag debate in our community. I suppose at least they're being consistent," Mr McKim said.
"The House has been presented with a dog's breakfast, with the Liberals ruthlessly using their numbers to prevent it being exposed as an unworkable mess."
"This legislation should particularly frighten farmers who may want to prevent fracking on their farms, who will be faced with up to four years imprisonment for taking action to protect their waterways and their business," Mr McKim said.