Peter Dutton Out Of Parliament After Arm Injury

Peter Dutton will miss at least one of the final two parliamentary sittings for the year following an injury. 

The home affairs minister revealed he had immediate surgery over the weekend after injuring his arm on Friday.

He has taken medical leave from Parliament this week.

"The Attorney-General will act for me during my absence and will continue progressing our important national security legislation which I hope Labor will support and be dealt with this sitting fortnight," he said in a tweet.

Federal MPs are set to debate the Assistance and Access Bill, introduced to Parliament in September, that would help authorities to access phones and encrypted data from criminal suspects.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the home affairs minister want the bill passed during the final parliamentary sitting fortnight of 2018, due to wrap up on December 6.

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