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Northern Daily Leader
Anderson after facts on hemp that helpsAnderson has issued invitations to a host of MPs from across the political spec
Anderson after facts on hemp that helps
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 3 hours ago
Anderson has issued invitations to a host of MPs from across the political spectrum, including the members of an Upper House committee that last year unanimously supported marijuana be decriminalised for the dying. The two-day study tour... Read more
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Japan Today
4 Oita police officers referred to prosecutors over secret installment of cameras ‹ Japan Todaythe Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo. Opposition party suppo
4 Oita police officers referred to prosecutors over secret installment of cameras ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 4 hours ago
the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo. Opposition party supporters were using the building as a base for upper house election campaigning, which officially began on June 22. The cameras were in place until June 24, when union... Read more
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Reuters
Australian PM urges divided Senate to tackle budget deficitin the lower house, will need either the Labor Party or 11 crossbench senators
Australian PM urges divided Senate to tackle budget deficit
Reuters / Posted 5 hours ago
in the lower house, will need either the Labor Party or 11 crossbench senators to push through its economic reforms in the upper house when parliament resumes on Aug. 30. Turnbull urged opposition lawmakers to support the government's planned bill... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The battle for Town Hall: the candidates for the City of Sydney elections 2016the lack of recreational hunting on George Street, maintains an outsize interes
The battle for Town Hall: the candidates for the City of Sydney elections 2016
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
the lack of recreational hunting on George Street, maintains an outsize interest in the city, as well as Borsak's fellow upper house MP Fred Nile. Baird supported it after Borsak drew up legislation. "This is sensible reform, no one can oppose... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
EU should drop Russia sanctions, Slovak PM says after meeting Putinline. Czech President Milos Zeman, a backer of Russia, has repeatedly called fo
EU should drop Russia sanctions, Slovak PM says after meeting Putin
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 hours ago
line. Czech President Milos Zeman, a backer of Russia, has repeatedly called for ending sanctions and the head of the upper house of the Czech parliament pleaded with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end them when she visited Prague on... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Steel campaigners will take on govt MPsCampaigners have pledged to lobby NSW Liberal MPs in the wake of the steel bill
Steel campaigners will take on govt MPs
Kiama Independent / Posted yesterday
Campaigners have pledged to lobby NSW Liberal MPs in the wake of the steel bill passing through the upper house on Thursday. South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris said he will lobby Liberal MPs in order to get the steel bill through NSW... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Nearly-MP for Northern Victoria disappointed at delay in taking his seatgovernment spokesman said Mr Jennings would be pleased to move the motion for t
Nearly-MP for Northern Victoria disappointed at delay in taking his seat
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
government spokesman said Mr Jennings would be pleased to move the motion for the joint sitting, once he is returned to the Upper House. Mr O'Sullivan launched Supreme Court action to try to force the Government to allow the joint sitting. At a... Read more
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News.com.au
Follow NZ: Abbott on budget reformsize of government." However, Mr Abbott said reform across the Tasman Sea was
Follow NZ: Abbott on budget reform
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
size of government." However, Mr Abbott said reform across the Tasman Sea was easier without state governments or an upper house. Mr Abbott said the "least-politically difficult reform of all" for the Turnbull government should be the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Steel campaigners will take on govt MPsCampaigners have pledged to lobby NSW Liberal MPs in the wake of the steel bill
Steel campaigners will take on govt MPs
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Campaigners have pledged to lobby NSW Liberal MPs in the wake of the steel bill passing through the upper house on Thursday. South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris said he will lobby Liberal MPs in order to get the steel bill through NSW... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Nationals MPs dumped after voting against greyhound racing banthe floor for standing up for what they believed in. But today he announced th
Nationals MPs dumped after voting against greyhound racing ban
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
the floor for standing up for what they believed in. But today he announced they would be replaced as parliamentary secretaries. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Upper House MP Bronnie Taylor are set to take their places. More... Read more
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News.com.au
Vic ombudsman to probe Labor allegationshad asked the court to clarify whether her office had the power to investigate
Vic ombudsman to probe Labor allegations
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
had asked the court to clarify whether her office had the power to investigate the fraud allegations, as requested by the upper house in November. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Cavanough on Friday said legislation gave the Ombudsman's Office the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
No NSW police disciplined following internal investigations: figuresof the actions of the officers involved. Four police faced charges following Cu
No NSW police disciplined following internal investigations: figures
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
of the actions of the officers involved. Four police faced charges following Curti's death. Earlier this year, a NSW Upper House Committee into the NSW Police recommended the establishment of a single, well-resourced police oversight body... Read more
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The Age
Court rules Ombudsman can investigate Labor election rort claims2014 election campaign. Three state Labor MPs last year anonymously accused Pr
Court rules Ombudsman can investigate Labor election rort claims
The Age / Posted yesterday
2014 election campaign. Three state Labor MPs last year anonymously accused Premier Daniel Andrews' office of directing upper house MPs to pool electorate officer entitlements and using the staff to campaign at the election. Victorian Ombudsman... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ombudsman allowed to investigate alleged misuse of MP entitlementsthe court to rule on whether the matter was in her jurisdiction after the alleg
Ombudsman allowed to investigate alleged misuse of MP entitlements
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
the court to rule on whether the matter was in her jurisdiction after the allegations were referred to her by Victoria's Upper House. It wanted her to investigate whether Labor MPs had allowed paid parliamentary staffers to work in campaigning... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Derryn Hinch to challenge Senate photography rulesHigh Court action Senator and former broadcaster Derryn Hinch will push to rem
Derryn Hinch to challenge Senate photography rules
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
High Court action Senator and former broadcaster Derryn Hinch will push to remove restrictions on photography in the Upper House, as the head of the Press Gallery committee says there are grounds for a High Court challenge. Photographers... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Sharp miners thank Greenson what they say is that party’s support for the coal industry. The Greens’ St
Sharp miners thank Greens
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
on what they say is that party’s support for the coal industry. The Greens’ Steel Industry Protection Bill passed the NSW Upper House on Thursday. And the NSW Minerals Council didn’t miss a trick, thanking the party for supporting the coal... Read more
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Brisbane Times
LNP could preference One Nation in Queenslandagreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision.
LNP could preference One Nation in Queensland
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
agreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision. Ms Hanson's re-election to Australia's upper house, after nearly two decades in the political wilderness, has fuelled speculation about what impact her party may... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Qld LNP could preference One Nationagreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision.
Qld LNP could preference One Nation
Sky News Australia / Posted yesterday
agreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision. Ms Hanson's re-election to Australia's upper house, after nearly two decades in the political wilderness, has fuelled speculation about what impact her party may... Read more
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News.com.au
Qld LNP could preference One Nationagreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision.
Qld LNP could preference One Nation
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
agreed to preference Labor last in some seats, he would support the decision. Ms Hanson's re-election to Australia's upper house, after nearly two decades in the political wilderness, has fuelled speculation about what impact her party may... Read more
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Japan Today
Ex-DPJ leader Maehara to run against Renho in Democratic Party leadership race ‹ Japan Todaycurrent party head Katsuya Okada, under which the party worked closely with sma
Ex-DPJ leader Maehara to run against Renho in Democratic Party leadership race ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
current party head Katsuya Okada, under which the party worked closely with smaller opposition parties in last month’s upper house election. “Our opponent is the coalition government. I want to make the leadership race an opportunity to convey... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Lack of Government agenda leaves Tasmanian Upper House with little to do: GreenLack of Government agenda leaves Tasmanian Upper House with little to do, Bryan
Lack of Government agenda leaves Tasmanian Upper House with little to do: Green
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Lack of Government agenda leaves Tasmanian Upper House with little to do, Bryan Green says Tasmanian Labor has accused the State Government of losing control of its agenda, saying the lack of legislation being tabled is leaving Parliament's Upper... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Political circuslower house even came into the picture to probe Duterte’s allegations against D
Political circus
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
lower house even came into the picture to probe Duterte’s allegations against De Lima. Now we have a probe in the Lower House of the very person who initiated the probe in the Upper House of Congress. This is not the “change” we are expecting to co... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Lauren’s life lessons a powerful messageof those factors is direct action by governments of a state and federal level.
Lauren’s life lessons a powerful message
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
of those factors is direct action by governments of a state and federal level. The passing of the Greens’ steel procurement bill through the upper house has put further pressure on the Baird Government to step up to the pla... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Mike Baird's toughest test yet: whether to loosen restrictions on alcohol usedecision. It's a telling approach given that, just like with the greyhounds bi
Mike Baird's toughest test yet: whether to loosen restrictions on alcohol use
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
decision. It's a telling approach given that, just like with the greyhounds bill, support is likely to be there in the upper house for the required legislation. In the case of greyhounds, it had the Greens onside, giving it the numbers to pass... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Pollies vote for steelA bill calling for the NSW government to use 90 per cent Australian steel in al
Pollies vote for steel
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
A bill calling for the NSW government to use 90 per cent Australian steel in all projects passed through the upper house of NSW parliament on Thursday. A bill calling for the NSW government to use 90 per cent Australian steel in all projects passed... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Still bill wins the vote in upper houseThe Bill mandating steel use in government infrastructure projects passed the N
Still bill wins the vote in upper house
Kiama Independent / Posted 2 days ago
The Bill mandating steel use in government infrastructure projects passed the NSW upper house on Thursday. The Bill mandating steel use in government infrastructure projects passed the NSW upper house on Thursday. The Bill – put forward by the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Morrison targets hand-out generation, says too many people pay no taxprotectionism. Rather than secure our economic future, it will cost it." His c
Morrison targets hand-out generation, says too many people pay no tax
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
protectionism. Rather than secure our economic future, it will cost it." His comments follow the election of an expanded upper house crossbench dominated by senators from One Nation and the Nick Xenophon Team. Senator Pauline Hanson has warned... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
CDC stops bid for Senate to nominate PMand decided to keep the power to nominate a prime minister exclusively in the h
CDC stops bid for Senate to nominate PM
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
and decided to keep the power to nominate a prime minister exclusively in the hands of MPs. The CDC has decided the Upper House will be able to join MPs in selecting a prime minister, but it cannot nominate a prime minister, CDC spokesman... Read more
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The Hindu
Rajya Sabha members’ work to be appraisedthe parliamentary coordination committee of the party. The government is not in
Rajya Sabha members’ work to be appraised
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
the parliamentary coordination committee of the party. The government is not in an advantageous position in the RS and it will also be an attempt, sources say, to ensure that the treasury is able to combat an aggressive opposition in the Upper Ho... Read more
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New Kerala
Modi to address BJP Rajya Sabha members on August 31 - newkerala.com #109625are also likely to assigned new responsibilities. The BJP, which has only 52 m
Modi to address BJP Rajya Sabha members on August 31 - newkerala.com #109625
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
are also likely to assigned new responsibilities. The BJP, which has only 52 members in Rajya Sabha, is in minority in the upper house. "The whole exercise is to held them (Rajya Sabha members) accountable like Lok Sabha members," a party leader,... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claimattack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's m
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claim
Daily Liberal / Posted 2 days ago
attack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's moderate faction and the head of the state's upper house. According to Cr Mandla, Mr Harwin called him to his office in 2014 to push a plan that would help the Liberals... Read more
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The Border Mail
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claimattack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's m
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claim
The Border Mail / Posted 2 days ago
attack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's moderate faction and the head of the state's upper house. According to Cr Mandla, Mr Harwin called him to his office in 2014 to push a plan that would help the Liberals... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dreyfus urges Senate to block AFP access to parliament emailsthe investigation, but handing them to the clerk of the Senate to be put in a s
Dreyfus urges Senate to block AFP access to parliament emails
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
the investigation, but handing them to the clerk of the Senate to be put in a sealed bag. It will ultimately left to the Upper House to decide whether the documents are protected by parliamentary privilege. Labor and the Greens intend to block... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claimattack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's m
Senior NSW Liberal Don Harwin behind push to shrink City of Sydney: claim
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 3 days ago
attack centres on the role of Mr Harwin, an influential player in the party's moderate faction and the head of the state's upper house. According to Cr Mandla, Mr Harwin called him to his office in 2014 to push a plan that would help the Liberals... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Cuts will hurt health systemdisability benefits for paramedics will impact on the rest of the state’s healt
Cuts will hurt health system
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 3 days ago
disability benefits for paramedics will impact on the rest of the state’s health system, a Labor figurehead has warned. Upper House member Daniel Moohkey believes moves by paramedics to be more cautious on the job, by calling in back up for... Read more
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The Mercury News
Bill to end Daylight Saving Time in California fails in SenateBill 385, authored by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, fell four votes short
Bill to end Daylight Saving Time in California fails in Senate
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
Bill 385, authored by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, fell four votes short of the 21 votes needed to pass the upper house. Chu could not immediately be reached for comment. But he has previously remarked that he couldn't understand... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
New push for poker machine ban in Tasmanian pubs and clubsthat are in the best interest of the community."Changes to inquiry before Parli
New push for poker machine ban in Tasmanian pubs and clubs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
that are in the best interest of the community."Changes to inquiry before Parliament The Lower House is still to debate Upper House amendments to the terms of reference for the Joint Select Committee on Gaming. Changes include a specific... Read more
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News.com.au
NSW greyhound bill passes parliamentsentence and maximum $11,000 fine for anyone caught organising a race after the
NSW greyhound bill passes parliament
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
sentence and maximum $11,000 fine for anyone caught organising a race after the ban, was fast-tracked through parliament's upper house last week. The proposed laws will also forbid people to export greyhounds to other states without the written... Read more
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News.com.au
Baird stares down humiliating revoltwhich allows for penalties up to a year’s jail for those who conduct greyhound
Baird stares down humiliating revolt
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
which allows for penalties up to a year’s jail for those who conduct greyhound races in NSW after July 1, 2017, passed the upper house 19-12 this month. MAGIC MIKE LOSING HIS TEFLON GLOSS ANALYSIS Andrew Clennell MIKE Baird burnt a stack of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pacman starts gym workto his Senate duties, Pacquiao will hold training camp almost entirely in the P
Pacman starts gym work
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
to his Senate duties, Pacquiao will hold training camp almost entirely in the Philippines, flying to the US only when the Upper House takes a break on Oct. 22. Roy Luarca Disclaimer: Comments do not represent the views of INQUIRER.net. We reserve... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Greyhound racing debate rages in parliamentsentence and maximum $11,000 fine for anyone caught organising a race after the
Greyhound racing debate rages in parliament
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 days ago
sentence and maximum $11,000 fine for anyone caught organising a race after the ban, was fast-tracked through parliament's upper house last week. The proposed laws will also forbid people to export greyhounds to other states without the written... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Too Legit to Quit? MC Hammer's Rap Sums Up Liberia's Executive-Legislative Wargavel, previously from 36 to 32 as more lawmakers defect to the opposing side.
Too Legit to Quit? MC Hammer's Rap Sums Up Liberia's Executive-Legislative War
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
gavel, previously from 36 to 32 as more lawmakers defect to the opposing side. On the upside for Tyler, an action in the upper house, the Senate Thursday suggests that his peers still recognize his reign as the secretary of the Senate under... Read more
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Evening Standard
Comment: The Mayor makes a start on housingreform of the Lords. The Tories often found their bills thwarted in the Lords
Comment: The Mayor makes a start on housing
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
reform of the Lords. The Tories often found their bills thwarted in the Lords — in which the Lib-Dems, supporters of upper-house reform, are over-represented — in a way that was unhelpful to the good working of parliament. Yet it would be a... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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The Courier
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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The Young Witness
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
The Young Witness / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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Western Advocate
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
Western Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves f
Quiet achievers and the rest, Parliament's new senators arrive for 'Senate school'
Kiama Independent / Posted 4 days ago
can't say." Clutching their specially marked Senate pens and plastic sleeves full of the procedures and protocols of the upper house, the new senators were all at pains to say they were keen to work with one another for the sake of the common... Read more
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