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Four Liberal senators vie for Senate President job

Four Liberal senators vie for Senate President job

Western Australian senator Dean Smith is one of four senators who’ve put their hand up to become the next President of the Senate. Alongside Senator Smith, senators David Fawcett, and veteran senator Ian MacDonald have also nominated, as has current Special Minister of State Scott Ryan. Tasmanian Senator David Bushby, who had been tipped to […]

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Could Dean Smith be the new Senate President?

Could Dean Smith be the new Senate President?

Could Liberal Senator Dean Smith be the new President of the Senate when parliament returns? Yesterday Senator Stephen Parry resigned from the senate after it was confirmed that he held dual Australian and British Citizenship. The shock departure of another member of the government leaves the position of Senate President open. Parry follows the National’s […]

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Law Body: Government’s marriage bill goes too far

Law Body: Government’s marriage bill goes too far

The Law Council of Australia says the government’s proposed changed to the marriage laws, which would allow civil celebrants and ┬áservice providers run by religious bodies to reject same sex weddings, go too far. In their submission to the Senate Inquiry into the proposed legislation the law body recommends that the government drop the provisions […]

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