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Senate Votes To Shake Head And 'Tut Tut' Senator Brandis

A motion to express the Senate’s displeasure with the Attorney-General George Brandis’s treatment of Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs using head movements has passed the Senate 35-32. 317 more words

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Trigger point....

The public stoush over the head of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, has reached a new low with the Senate vote to censure the Attorney General… 598 more words

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Eric Abetz Refuse To Be Open And Tell The Australian Senate About The Details Of The New FTA With China

National Party Senator Eric Abetz has complete disregard for the Australian Senate yesterday by refusing to give details about the new FTA with China. Senator Abetz was asked yesterday by the leader of the opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, if he could confirm that sugar ,wheat, rice and cotton had been excluded from the recently concluded China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and when was the National Party informed of this. 183 more words

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Swedish Nationalists Rise as Influx of Syrian Refugees Grows“, Bloomberg.com.

Looking at 10 per cent of the vote in a proportionally representative electoral system. 186 more words

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Women in politics are still judged on their personal lives, "well-hung" or not

In 1921 Edith Cowan became the first woman in Australia elected to a state parliament, and sent the media into an ideological frenzy.

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What do we really think about parent visas?

Parent visas used to be either; expensive with a quick waiting period or cheap with a long waiting period. In the this year’s Budget, the Abbott government removed the latter option. 707 more words

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