Upper House Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said the new precedent set by the Liberals on Good Friday would have ramifications for everyone in Parliament.
“Once that breach of trust has occurred it’s very difficult for people not to be wary that it may happen again,” she said.
“The desirable thing is to get back to a situation where people can trust each other, but that’s going to be difficult after this very deceitful breach of faith.”
“Clearly the parties don’t always agree on the bills or the matters before them but we do agree on a certain way of operating which, when you say I undertake to do this, people take you at your word. And that’s what’s been lost here.”