Australian PM sets July 2 poll in motion if bills blocked, moves budget forward

Australian PM sets July 2 poll in motion if bills blocked, moves budget forward

Monday 1437/6/12 – 2016/03/21

SYDNEY, Jumada II 12, 1437, March 21, 2016, SPA — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday he was recalling parliament to vote on labour reform bills that, if they fail to pass, will lead him to dissolve both houses of parliament and call an early election for July 2, according to Reuters.

The Senate passed voting reforms on Friday after a marathon session, clearing the way for Turnbull to call an early election to end a hostile upper house Senate. The budget would also be moved forward by one week to May 3, he said.

–SPA
03:38 LOCAL TIME 00:38 GMT