Lack of bills leads to a build-up of hot air in the house, stifling the real issues

Lack of bills leads to a build-up of hot air in the house, stifling the real issues | World news
Repeated complaints have emerged from government ranks about the time it takes to get the prime minister’s office to sign off even uncontroversial legislation. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

So much noise for so little purpose. The house of representatives sat for four long days this week but managed to pass just two pieces of legislation. And arguably one of those was as much a stunt as a law.

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