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Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Returning Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the coalition have won 75 of the 76 seats needed to form a majority government in the House of Representatives. Final counts of marginal seats are still showing major support for the coalition on a two-party preferred basis, with the government looking to win 75 to 76 seats and […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for Saturday 18th of May kicking off a five week campaign. The PM visited the Governor General this morning and soon afterwards appeared at Parliament House to lay out his pitch to the Australian people on why the government should be returned for a third term. […]

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Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand have elected their first transgender Member of Parliament over the weekend, with voters taking to the polls at the nation’s first election since a military coup took down the government in 2014. The Future Forward Party’s Tanwarin Sukkhapisit is a transgender filmmaker who also identifies as bisexual. Speaking to media ahead of the election, […]

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WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

The WA Labor party has been accused of casual homophobia after posting a video which depicts retiring Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne as Queen singer Freddie Mercury. The short video which was posted to party’s social media platforms on Saturday superimposes the retiring Defence Minister’s head on the body of the late Queen singer as he […]

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MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

Liberal MPs have a few different ideas on what might happen if the High Court rules the postal survey on marriage is invalid. Senator Ian McDonald has told Sky News that there is no way the government would move to having a free vote in parliament on the issue, and it was essential that the […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Israel reschedules election due to clash with Britney Spears concert

Israel has reschedule their upcoming election because the date clashes with a Britney Spears concert. The poll was scheduled for July 3rd, but it’s had to be pushed back a day due to accommodate Britney’s tour. “We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of […]

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The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

Two weeks after the state election, the final results are known with The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren losing her spot in the Legislative Council. The final line up for the South Metro region is three spots to the Labor party with Kate Doust, Sue Ellery and Pierre Yang. The Liberal’s Nick Goiran and Simon O’Brien have […]

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Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Liberal MP Joe Francis has conceded defeat after failing to secure enough votes to keep in parliament. The Minister for Emergency Services, Veterans, Fisheries and Corrective Services had hoped to scrape over the line but as counting of the votes progressed his opponent Labor’s Yaz Mubarakai surged ahead. On election night there had been speculation that […]

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