Labor’s Senate leader Penny Wong is self-isolating in Canberra pending medical advice and will miss a scaled-down parliament sitting dealing with coronavirus.
“This morning I woke feeling unwell,” Senator Wong told AAP on Monday.
“Consistent with advice to all Australians, and recognising that my parliamentary colleagues will return to their home states and communities, as a responsible precaution I will self-isolate, pending medical advice.
“As a result, I will not be attending the Senate today.”
Federal parliament is meeting to deal with legislation governing the economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.