Australia PM Turnbull threatens early election
April 18, Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will likely head to the polls on 2 July after the federal upper house voted down legislation aimed at policing construction industry unions.
The Australian Building Commission and Construction Commission (ABCC) bill was defeated by 36 votes to 34, media reports said.
The Senate has voted down the ABCC bill twice, giving the government the trigger for calling an early election.
Prime Minister Turnbull used an obscure rule to recall parliament to debate the bills this week.
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