'Labor unpopularity may hurt Greens' - SBS
The situation in South Australia is complicated by the fact that independent senator Nick Xenophon is up for re-election. If Xenophon were to poll in excess of the quota and had surplus to distribute, the Greens' Sarah Hanson-Young might be returned.and more »
International marriage vote shows progress towards equality
Bill to recognise foreign gay pairs fails - Herald Sun
Earlier, Finance Minister Penny Wong and Labor senator Louise Pratt spoke passionately in support of the bill, while Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young questioned why Australia did not recognise the laws of our allies, such as New Zealand.
Bill to recognise foreign gay pairs fails - The Australian
Earlier, Finance Minister Penny Wong and Labor senator Louise Pratt spoke passionately in support of the bill, while Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young questioned why Australia did not recognise the laws of our allies, such as New Zealand. Digital Pass ...
“Birmo: @RichardEdinger thanks!”
“Birmo: Conroy’s 63,000 premises that have taken up #NBN services is just 0.48% of 13.176m premises they say need connecting - six years progress!”
“sarahinthesen8: RT @the_mattyoung: So many great Oz Twits, was hard to choose a final 15! Twitter feeds every Aussie should follow: http://t.co/LgpiO2ZeAe …”
“KateEllisMP: RT @CraigEmersonMP: Liberal MP Andrew Laming pretending he backs Labor's school improvement plan when Abbott opposes it #qt http://t.co/…”
“Birmo: RT @LiberalFactTeam: FACT: Under Labor, the carbon tax will also be extended to diesel fuel for heavy on-road vehicles from 1 July next yea…”
“NickChampionMP: RT @ArifCRafiq: Brahma Chellaney asks, "Is Afghanistan’s territorial unity really essential for regional or international security?" http:/…”
“Birmo: @Mitch_Hell he kept that detail quiet. Not unsurprisingly.”
Catholics suggest school fees will rise
“Birmo: Carbox tax threatens trucking industry - Weekly Times Now http://t.co/xFZyySwTDf #carbontax #auspol”
Putting NAPLAN to the test - Inquiry hearing tomorrow
“Birmo: Conroy is trying to boast about his #NBN take-up rates in #SenateQT but reveals just 63,000 connections right across Australia. #snailspace”
Xenophon still hopeful of axed news bulletins rethink - ABC Local
South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon says he will continue to fight for a designated amount of local content on regional television networks, despite a Senate committee recommending against the move. The committee examined Senator Xenophon's bill ...
Liberal Senator Sue Boyce backs Greens same-sex marriage Bill - NEWS.com.au
The Senate was considering a bill from Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young which would give welfare and other entitlements to gay couples who marry in countries where same-sex marriages are legal, such as New Zealand and France. "Gay and lesbian ...
Liberal Senator Sue Boyce crosses floor on same-sex marriage bill - ABC Online
There was also disagreement in Labor ranks, with 10 Government senators, including ministers Stephen Conroy, Don Farrell and Jacinta Collins, splitting from the majority of their colleagues to vote against the bill. Penny Wong was one of those Labor ...and more »
“PennyWrites: Win, win, win! #JusticeReinvestment offers a new, smart approach to crime. Senate Legal Cttee report here: http://t.co/CbX1nPSndP See Chap 8”
Value of a justice reinvestment approach - tabling of Inquiry report
“PennyWrites: Very pleased! My @auSenate #JusticeReinvestment Inquiry has recommended strong leadership role for C'th government http://t.co/RhtdMdcfvl”