WA parliament to be recalled amid COVID-19 crisis

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser
WA Parliament House, Perth. 6 MAY 2019
Camera IconWA Parliament House, Perth. 6 MAY 2019 Credit: Danella Bevis The West Australian

State Parliament will be recalled by Legislative Assembly Speaker Peter Watson to pass “urgent legislation” surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

Parliament adjourned last Thursday night for a five-week recess, but will now be recalled by the Albany MP, likely resuming next Wednesday.

“I’ve just found out this afternoon I’m going to have to recall parliament next week because there’s some more urgent legislation to come through about the situation at the moment,” Mr Watson said.

“We’ll probably be sitting Wednesday, Thursday and maybe Friday. . .we’ll have two to three days, maybe we’ll get it out in one.”

“I think there is five bills coming out. . . they are all to do with the current situation.”

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