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Australian Politics

Same-sex marriage inquiry to hold hearings

Townsville Bulletin - January 19, 2017

The hearings come despite Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch killing off the coalition's proposed February 11 plebiscite in parliament last November. The latest inquiry does not deal with the plebiscite itself but rather the ...and more »

Same-sex marriage inquiry to hold hearings

Yahoo7 News - January 19, 2017

A government-dominated Senate committee will hold public hearings next week into laws to allow same-sex marriage. The hearings come despite Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch killing off the coalition's proposed February 11 ...and more »

Same-sex marriage inquiry to hold hearings

Geelong Advertiser - January 19, 2017

The hearings come despite Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch killing off the coalition's proposed February 11 plebiscite in parliament last November. The latest inquiry does not deal with the plebiscite itself but rather the ...

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SA weather: Thousands without power after wild storms cross state

ABC Online - January 20, 2017

About 33,000 properties are without power in South Australia, with Adelaide being the hardest hit, after a storm front crossed the state last night. A line of thunderstorms moved across South Australia, dumping heavy rain including 58 millimetres at ...and more »

SA blackout: Planned increase in power importation put on hold amid 'potential stability issue'

ABC Online - January 20, 2017

The final stage of a plan to allow South Australia to import more electricity from Victoria has been halted amid an investigation into September's statewide blackout. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) had been conducting final tests to ...

Wild weather to sweep Victoria

NEWS.com.au - January 20, 2017

MELBOURNE is copping a morning drenching after a storm that wreaked havoc in South Australia brought heavy rain to the Victorian capital overnight. Tens of thousands of Adelaide homes were without power overnight as the substantial storm moves in from ...and more »

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Trump & Europe: It might not work, but it will be different

RT - January 20, 2017

John Lee is the political editor and columnist at the Mail on Sunday (Ireland edition). He has covered Irish, British, US, European and Australian politics for over 20 years for a number of titles, including the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph ...and more »

Mike Baird: political rock star quickly became man who fell to earth

The Australian - January 20, 2017

However, he failed to take the voters with him on a range of unpopular policies over the past year, such as banning greyhound racing, forced council amalgamations, road projects, lockout laws and cutting down heritage trees. His political capital was ...and more »

Mike Baird's vision and performance made him a great leader

The Australian - January 20, 2017

Australian politics has lost one of its great leaders in retiring NSW Premier Mike Baird. I say great because he is a Premier who changed his state for the better. Its position as the nation's strongest economy is largely due to Baird's time at the ...and more »

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Nick's must reads

The real agenda behind amending 18C: sending a message to minorities

September 02, 2016

Why doesn't anyone talk about 18D? It's a cracker of a read. Every line packs a punch, every beat lands, every story arc is realised. It's not so much the sequel to 18C as its completion...and more »

For or against: The Census debate

The Advertiser - August 05, 2016

AGAINSTNick Xenophon..and more »

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