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Coronavirus crisis to force two-week suspension of Federal Parliament – ABC News

Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly issues advice saying there is a significant risk allowing politicians to come to Canberra, due to increased community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria and the trends in New South Wales.



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The next fortnight sitting of Federal Parliament has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
Key points:

  • Parliament was due to return for the first two weeks of August
  • Mr Morrison has written to the Leader of the Opposition to request the sitting be cancelled due to medical advice
  • Parliament is now due to return on August 24

The cancellation came after acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly issued advice saying there was a significant risk allowing pol…

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