One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The simultaneous dissolution of the upper and lower houses of parliament preparatory to an election, used to resolve a deadlock between the houses.‘the chances of a double dissolution improving Labor's position in the Senate would be low’
- ‘Although the Government does not yet have the grounds for a double dissolution, that has not prevented speculation.’
- ‘It is going to take at least until December before he has all his triggers for a double dissolution ready.’
- ‘The government may set up the bill as another double dissolution trigger.’
- ‘The media have rushed to an analysis of how the saga might affect the prime minister's plans for a double dissolution election, and which party might suffer most from the fallout.’
- ‘If those conditions could be regarded as now being satisfied, it would be open to government to call a double dissolution election at any time.’
- ‘While a double dissolution is not an answer except in the shortest term, a normal early election may have its attractions.’
- ‘If this issue was as important to him as his extravagant language had suggested, he'd go to a double dissolution.’
- ‘This time a year ago, there was much talk of a double dissolution election.’
- ‘No one seriously expects a double dissolution election.’
- ‘With record low figures in the opinion polls, all seven senators must be feeling vulnerable at the moment, particularly if the prime minister were to choose to go for a double dissolution.’
- ‘The government is putting overwhelming pressure on the Senate through calls to abolish its power of veto and threats to hold a double dissolution election.’
- ‘There was much reluctance about activating the double dissolution provisions.’
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