Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will dissolve both houses of parliament and call early elections if the Senate fails to pass two labour reform bills.

According to the BBC, Mr. Turnbull says the bills, which deal with the role of construction unions, are critical for the economy, but opponents say they are unfair.

The bills have hit deadlock in the opposition-controlled Senate, which has rejected them several times.

The Prime Minister has now asked for parliament to be recalled from recess on April 19.

If the bills still do not pass, he will initiate a rare “double dissolution”, with an election slated for July 2nd.

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