Call for more oversight after unprecedented parliament suspension

Katie Burgess
By Katie Burgess
April 2 2020 - 5:30pm
Social distancing during question time during Parliament's last sitting day. There are concerns the reduction in the number of sitting days will reduce scrutiny of the Morrison government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

A former NSW Supreme Court judge says a new body must be set up to oversee Australia's response to the coronavirus epidemic, as parliament is shut down for months due to the outbreak.

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Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess

Federal politics reporter

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