Christopher Pyne has banned Coalition politicians from leaving Parliament to travel back to their electorate without a staff member present in a bid to avoid a repeat of last month's voting chaos.
Pyne and chief government whip Nola Marino, who are in charge of making sure politicians turn up for votes, have introduced the tough rules to ensure the government isn't left without a majority on the floor of the lower house.
The Turnbull government has also made changes to the rules to limit when votes can be called in order to to avoid Labor testing its one seat majority. On Mondays and Wednesdays the house will now adjourn at 8pm, instead of 9:30pm.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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