Australia politics live: PM hits back at critics of IR bill; Greens take jobseeker fight to Senate

Anthony Albanese is due to give a speech today saying those who predict the ‘sky will fall in’ if wages rise are ‘wrong every time’. Follow the day’s news live

Will the senate sit later, or for additional days?

Well, the senate is in charge of its own fate (meaning it would have to vote to agree to it), but Katy Gallagher says ‘maybe’.

We are looking at extra hours or days in the Senate. Obviously, we can’t do that on our own if we don’t have the majority vote in the Senate.

So we’re negotiating again with the cross bench around that. I think that there is an acknowledgement that it is our job to sit and pass laws. We have a lot of laws to get through. And not a lot of time. So I expect that the Senate will sit additional hours.

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