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The push to breath test politicians in Parliament

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There is a push to curb alcohol consumption in Parliament House after two recent incidents involving parliamentarians and alcohol. Earlier this month, a video went viral of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce lying on the ground in the middle of a Canberra street. This week, Nationals Senator Perin Davey admitted she had two drinks before a Senate Estimates hearing, where she could be heard slurring her words. In today’s deep dive, we’re discussing the rules around drinking in Parliament, the push for breath testing and what happens next.

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Hosts: Zara Seidler and Billi FitzSimons
Audio Producer: Emmeline Peterson

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