NEW South Wales Labor MP and Upper House President Amanda Fazio has been suspended from the ALP for crossing the floor to vote against new censorship legislation.
Last night Ms Fazio joined the four Greens MP in voting against the Classification (Publications, Films And Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill, breaching the party rule that members must vote as the ALP caucus decides.
The legislation, which was passed with the support of all other MPs in the upper house, gives police the power to classify material sold in adult shops.
Ms Fazio has now been suspended by the party for crossing the floor, the chair of the state Labor Caucus, Robert Coombs, said.
"The State Parliamentary Labor Party Caucus has been advised that ... Amanda Fazio's membership of the Australian Labor Party has been suspended pending a hearing of the NSW Labor Party's Disputes Committee," a statement from Mr Coombs said.
"As a result of Ms Fazio's suspension and pending hearing Ms Fazio is also suspended from the NSW State Parliamentary Labor Caucus until these matters are dealt with by the relevant party processes."
Comment was being sought from Ms Fazio, who has been a member