Labor wins over LNP MP after trying to amend an industrial relations bill to reverse the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates

The LNP backbencher George Christensen has broken ranks and crossed the floor to vote with Labor on a penalty rates amendment, but the proposal lacked the numbers to pass into law.

After trying to flush out Christensen on a banking inquiry bill during the last parliamentary sitting week, Labor on Tuesday night pulled on a second procedural stunt by seeking to amend an industrial relations bill to reverse the impact of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates.

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