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Tory Shepherd: School's in for new senators as Prime Minister ...

The Advertiser - August 25, 2016

THERE were some sweet scenes in Canberra this week as the newbie Senators caught up for Senate School.and more »

Plebiscite is pointless: Greens

Sky News Australia - August 23, 2016

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says the discussion is pointless because the legislation won't pass the Senate, where Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and new Senator Derryn Hinch all oppose the plebiscite. Federal cabinet, is meeting in ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: Labor, NXT senators, Greens maintain plebiscite is 'pointless'

ABC Online - August 23, 2016

The Government has promised to have a national vote — or plebiscite — to determine whether same sex marriage should be allowed. But the Greens, Labor and the three Senators from the Nick Xenophon Team are all firm that a plebiscite is unnecessary.and more »

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Australian Capital Territory Auction Sees Record Low Wind Price

CleanTechnica - August 26, 2016

ACT environment and climate change minister Simon Corbell announced the results of the latest reverse auction tender on Tuesday, with 109MW of capacity going to stage 3 of the Hornsdale wind project in South Australia, and 91MW going to the Crookwell ...and more »

Museum's 'floating gold' nugget valued at $40000

The Australian - August 26, 2016

Rarity drives its value because the waxlike substance is found in only 1 per cent of sperm whales and usually discovered floating on the ocean or washed up on coastlines of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Demand remains strong from the perfume ...

South Australia set to be reduced to 10 federal electorates ...

The Advertiser - August 25, 2016

A DWINDLING share of the population is set to reduce South Australia to just 10 federal electorates.and more »

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's links to Chinese political donors

The Sydney Morning Herald - August 26, 2016

Chinese businessmen with links to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop donated half a million dollars to the minister's Western Australian division of the Liberal Party ...and more »

Chinese ambassador calls for more 'political trust' in wake of Ausgrid knock-back

The Sydney Morning Herald - August 25, 2016

China's new ambassador has called for more "political mutual trust" with Australia and for the two countries to resist "protectionism" in an apparent reference to the recent rejection of Chinese bids for power infrastructure. In his first public speech ...and more »

Stephen Conroy talks to Katharine Murphy about the 'humiliating' NBN documents – Australian politics live podcast

The Guardian - August 25, 2016

This episode Stephen Conroy explains the latest AFP raids on parliament over the National Broadband Network document leak and says he would die in a ditch for his sources. Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan assess the fortunes of Malcolm Turnbull ...

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For or against: The Census debate

The Advertiser - August 05, 2016

AGAINSTNick Xenophon..and more »

Nick Xenophon says PM must listen to voter disquiet over globalisation

August 05, 2016

Nick Xenophon says the Turnbull government is fundamentally misguided if it believes a concerted public advocacy effort can turn around a broad-based electoral backlash against globalisation and free trade...and more »

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