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WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

Long-serving West Australian senator for the Greens, Rachel Siewert, has announced she will not contest the next federal election. Senator Siewert’s term was set to expire at the next federal election, and the co-deputy Greens leader has revealed she will be retiring from politics before the next round of senators are elected. Serving our state […]

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Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Former Liberal state member Joe Francis is reportedly eyeing up a return to politics and is sounding out colleagues to see if he has their support to replace Western Australian senator Mathias Cormann. Cormann announced he would resign as Finance Minister and retire from politics at the end of the year bringing the curtain down […]

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Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

The Liberal Party candidate in the upcoming by-election for the New South Wales seat of Eden-Monaro has raised concerns over her past of campaigning against LGBTIQ+ communities, as well as her stance on climate change. The Guardian has highlighted thatĀ Fiona Kotvojs, who will be up against Labor’s Kristy McBain in Saturday’s election, was part of […]

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Adem Somyurek fired over vile comments and branch stacking accusations

Adem Somyurek fired over vile comments and branch stacking accusations

Adem Somyurek, Victoria’s Minister for Local Government and Small Business has been sacked by Premier Dan Andrews following accusations that he was responsible for branch stacking and making a series of derogatory comments that have been described as homophobic and sexist. A report from The Age Newspaper and television program 60 Minutes aired covert recordings […]

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Senator Cory Bernardi resigns from Australian parliament

Senator Cory Bernardi resigns from Australian parliament

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has resigned from the Australian Senate. The conservative politician informed Senate President Scott Ryan of his resignation today, with Ryan tweeting that the decision would take effect immediately. Bernardi entered parliament as a Liberal Senator for South Australia in 2006, filling a vacancy left by outgoing Senator Robert Hill. In […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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Mathias Cormann not opposed to Cory Bernardi rejoining the Liberals

Mathias Cormann not opposed to Cory Bernardi rejoining the Liberals

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has declared that he’d happily welcome back South Australian senator Cory Bernardi into the Liberal party ranks, despite Bernardi’s decision to abandon the party just six months after the 2016 election. “I’m always like to see members in the senate join the Liberal Nation team.” Cormann told Sky News this morning. […]

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Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament?

Will Gladys Liu make it into the Australian parliament?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared victory in the 2019 federal election and remains hopeful that he’ll be able to form a majority government in his own right. One of the seats that has gone down to the wire is Chisholm, where the incumbent member Julia Banks is not running. Having defected from the Liberals […]

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PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

PM Scott Morrison wins a third term for Liberals, thanks ‘quiet Australians’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the 2019 federal election delivering a shock win for the Liberal party and defying opinion polls and pundits. The Prime Minister said it was due to quiet, hard working, Australians that he had defied the odds and been able to take the Liberal party to a third […]

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Janet Rice: the election is a chance to rid parliament of homophobes

Janet Rice: the election is a chance to rid parliament of homophobes

The Greens senator Janet Rice has posted an message for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT) suggesting people take tomorrow’s federal election as an opportunity to kick out politicians who actively campaign against LGBTIQ+ people’s rights. “IDAHoBiT is such an important day to celebrate our community.” Senator Rice said in a video message, suggesting […]

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