Govt fends off challenge to 60-day dispensing in Senate showdown

The Prime Minister called the political events 'a farce'.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Twenty-four hours of political manoeuvring has ended with the Greens and key crossbenchers backing the Labor Government over its 60-day dispensing policy.  

Ahead of the policy’s 1 September start date, the Coalition announced a plan to block it before attempting to back down hours before the key vote.