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Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Western Australian senator Louise Pratt is rumoured to be heading to the seat of Perth in the upcoming by-election for the inner city seat. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Tim Hammond at the beginning of May, who announced he would be stepping down from parliament to spend more time with his family. […]

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Zimmerman elected as first openly gay MP in House of Representatives

Trent Zimmerman has become the first openly gay member of Australia’s House of Representatives after winning yesterday’s by-election for the seat of North Sydney. Triggered by the resignation of former Treasurer Joe Hockey, Zimmerman took the seat with 47.6% of the vote, showing a large swing against the traditionally safe Liberal seat. “I know that […]

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Will Trent Zimmerman be the first openly gay man in the lower house?

The Liberal party is set to announce that Trent Zimmerman will be their candidate for the upcoming by-election in North Sydney. Mr Zimmerman won pre-selection for the seat in a vote on Monday night, his candidacy is expected to be endorsed by the party. If successful Mr Zimmerman will become the first openly gay person […]

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Hastie will support marriage equality if Canning want it

Hastie will support marriage equality if Canning want it

The Liberal candidate for the upcoming Canning by-election, Andrew Hastie, has said he will support marriage equality should a public vote show his potential electorate supports the move. The West Australian reports that the potential MP says he is in favour of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to hold a plebiscite or referendum after the […]

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