The Greens flagged this yesterday, and it looks like they actually have the numbers.
A majority of Senators will soon be voting on a motion to strike the Turnbull government’s controversial citizenship bill from the Senate notice paper.
It will be a major embarrassment for the government if it happens, and throw their citizenship plans into further disarray.
The Greens, Labor, the Nick Xenophon Team, and Jacqui Lambie will be supporting the motion, apparently.
The motion will give the government until 18 October (which will be in the next sitting week to allow its citizenship bill to be debated in the Senate, otherwise it will be struck off.
If that happens, the government will have to move a motion to restore the bill to the notice paper if it wants to put it back in the Senate, and the chances of that happening?
The Greens say they are tired of Peter Dutton telling voters how crucial his citizenship bill is while simultaneously withholding it from the Senate so it can’t be debated, so that want him to put his money where his mouth is, as the saying goes.