Follow The Shovel

CLOSE
Parliament To Be Held In Circus Tent For Remainder Of Year

The last parliamentary sitting weeks of 2017 will be held in a big top, it has been revealed.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed the move today after reaching a bi-partisan agreement with opposition leader Bill Shorten. Both conceded Parliament House was no longer appropriate for the 45th Parliament, and said a circus tent on the adjacent lawns was more fitting.

Daily shows will begin in the last week of November, with a particular highlight said to be Mr Turnbull turning himself from Australia’s most popular politician into a shadow of his former self, in front of the crowd’s eyes.

The clowns move in next week.

For a full analysis of the year in politics, buy The 2017 Shovel Annual

Like this? Donate a few bucks to The Shovel. And follow us on Email | Facebook Twitter Instagram


SHARE THIS STORY
Become a Shovel member. Or follow us on Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Close

Enjoy this? Support The Shovel with a one-off 99c donation

For only the cost of a really shit coffee, or the annual tax payment of a multi-national company, you can support The Shovel. Make a one-off donation instantly using Spotpass - no credit card, no spam and $5 to spend instantly.

Thanks for your support!!