The NSW filibuster


Back in early June, the NSW government acted to quickly implement a law that would restrict the Industrial Relations Commission’s discretion and effectively cap public sector wages. The Opposition and Greens filibustered the bill, leading to unprecedented lengthy speeches followed by a guillotining of debate that hadn’t been seen in more than a century. I wrote about it for Crikey.

A belated note that I had a piece in Crikey a few months back about the Legislative Council filibuster of Barry O’Farrell’s public sector bill to cap public sector wages.

NSW Parliament House
Image credit: Flickr user Bentley Smith; used under a Creative Commons licence.

On the upside, it’s no longer paywalled.