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Vic opposition unrepentant over fire vote

By AAP Newswire

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy is unrepentant about sending two of his MPs back into parliament to vote against a controversial government fire services bill on Good Friday, after they asked to be excused for religious reasons.

Upper house Liberal MPs Bernie Finn and Craig Ondarchie were each granted a pair - meaning an opposite MP would abstain from voting - but returned to the Legislative Council at the 11th hour to help vote down the legislation.

"All of my MPs, I expected to be there," Mr Guy told reporters on Tuesday.