Labor has called on the government to rule out accepting Bob Days vote on its industrial relations bills, after reports the Family First senator may not resign until after the Senate votes on them.
Last week Day announced his intention to resign because his building company was going into liquidation. He said it would be untenable to stay in parliament.
On Monday the Australian Financial Review reported Day had delayed his resignation in a bid to swing support behind his former chief of staff, Rikki Lambert, as his replacement.
Lambert supports the governments bills to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and to set up a registered organisations commission to regulate unions.
If Family First picks…