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Greens MP David Shoebridge talks for 6 hours straight in an attempt to filibuster debate.

Needless to say I am strongly opposed to filibusters for any reason given the US experience. An abuse of process is never appropriate in substitution for the free exchange of ideas and thought. It makes a mockery of democracy to engage in tactics like filibustering.

* As the article notes, this is not the first time MPs have spoken for long periods of time, though it appears this is the longest continuous speech by one person.

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