The Barnett Government will use its parliamentary majority to subvert usual practice and rush forward three Bills next week because it has run out of legislation to debate in the Legislative Assembly.
Sittings of the Assembly have risen hours early on four of the past six sitting days.
Leader of the House John Day told the Opposition yesterday the Government intended to declare three Bills - including the contentious Verve- Synergy electricity merger - as urgent business, dodging the usual practice of having laws "lay on the table" for three weeks so they can be properly scrutinised.
Manager of Opposition business Michelle Roberts accused the Government of an abuse of process, committed to cover its own mismanagement of the Parliament.
Parliament is two weeks into a heavy schedule and the Lower House will sit for seven of eight weeks.
Much of the Assembly's time has been soaked up by Government MPs giving long second reading speeches on the uncontentious Taxi Driver Licensing Bill in a practice the Opposition and Government backbencher Rob Johnson have labelled a "disgraceful filibuster".
Ms Roberts said the Government should cancel Parliament next week, saving $66,000, and send MPs back to their electorates until there was real parliamentary work to do.
"What we have witnessed is a shambles," she said.
"Colin Barnett should admit he has stuffed up, apologise to West Australians and abandon the charade."
Mr Day said it was remarkable Labor wanted Parliament cancelled, saying Oppositions usually criticised governments if Parliament did not sit.
"I hope the Opposition will maintain its concern for the efficient use of public funds by ensuring that all legislation is dealt with in a timely manner," he said.