21 Oct 2009

Parliament rises early for the evening

9:17 pm on 21 October 2009

Parliament rose early for the evening on Wednesday, after passing a new law giving the police the power to issue on-the-spot temporary protection orders.

The legislation, which passed with unanimous support, was the last Bill to be debated under urgency, and the House will resume its normal sitting hours on Thursday.

Altogether, five Bills were passed under urgency, with another receiving its first reading.