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One Nation is here to stay: Report

Anyone hoping that Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party was just a flash in the pan will be dismayed by the latest research from The Australia Institute.

News

Who will fill the empty seat?

Ex-Senator Bob Day has had his day, with the High Court ruling his re-election to the Senate as ‘unconstitutional’. So, who will fill the vacant seat and what does it mean for the Government?

Government

Senators vote down pay freeze

A motion to freeze senators’ pay until a budget surplus is delivered was voted down yesterday, with just six of the 75 senators voting for the motion to pass.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Robo-debt Senate inquiry starts

Representatives of the community sector have told the Senate inquiry into Centrelink’s debt recovery system that the program is unfair, inhumane and an abuse of government power.

Government

Continuing chaos in Canberra

Australia’s Upper House is in chaos, with Senator Bob Day’s resignation and Senator Rod Culleton’s eligibility in question and both cases being referred to the High Court for adjudication.

Federal Government

Senator Hinch names paedophiles

Senator Derryn Hinch has been accused of abusing his parliamentary privilege by using his maiden Senate speech to name and shame a number of convicted paedophiles.

Federal Election 2016

One-seat majority for Government

When Parliament returns later this month, the Government will have just a one-seat majority, with the seat of Herbert yesterday being declared a win for Labor.

Federal Election 2016

Senate voting rules: how to vote

Australians will head to the polls tomorrow for Election 2016 – at last! We’ve all voted numerous times before but, as many of you may be aware, Senate voting rules have changed, so here’s how to make your vote count.

News

PM threatens early election

PM Malcolm Turnbull has threatened to pull the trigger on a double dissolution should his ABCC legislation not pass the Senate in April. This means we could be going to the polls on 2 July.

News

Senate inquiry into gender super gap

Australian women, on average, retire with about half the retirement savings of men, but a Senate inquiry into improving the finances of retired women could rectify this.

News

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

The Senate has passed a bill that will give the ACCC the power to fine companies that charge consumers excessive surcharges on transactions.

Internet

New copyright Bill passes Senate

Many Australians may soon have to change their internet behaviour after a controversial copyright Bill passed through Senate earlier this week.

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