After less than a year in the Senate, the Palmer United Party (PUP) has lost another senator, with Glenn Lazarus announcing overnight on his Facebook page overnight that he would now look to continue in politics as an independent.
What kind of leaders have we got, who are prepared to go on a six-week break when this matter remains unresolved? How can they go home and pack their bags for a break in Europe or North America or China (call it a study tour if you wish) when there are genuine refugees dying on our doorstop?
The mining tax will become a reality on 1 July 2012. The Government’s much-maligned vehicle for claiming back profits made by the mining magnates as part of Australia’s resources boom, passed the Senate last night by 38 votes to 32.
Our federal politicians returned to Canberra this week to once again take their seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The week commenced with the traditional church service and then the gloves were off and the fight was on.
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