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Libs’ low hopes displayed in Dutton pre-selection tangle

Andrew BartlettOct 5, 2009 4

The failure of current Liberal frontbencher Peter Dutton to win Liberal National Party (LNP) pre-selection for the se

Death of Democrat co-founder Jack Evans

Andrew BartlettOct 3, 2009 3

News has come through that Jack Evans, a pivotal pers

Refugee priorities

Andrew BartlettOct 2, 2009 5

The slow increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australian waters is creating a slowly increasing number of  

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The Clerks speak out

Andrew BartlettSep 30, 2009 1

The Clerk of the Senate, Harry Evans, has caus

Putting the safety of children first

Andrew BartlettSep 25, 2009 2

There is no surer way to get an argument than to start a debate about Dennis Ferguson and people who sexually abuse children.  The

Telstra move shows value of strong divestiture provisions

Andrew BartlettSep 24, 2009 1

The federal government’s decision to push for the structural separation of Telstra has generally be welcomed by those who feel

December double dissolution threat a joke

Andrew BartlettSep 14, 2009 4

Judging from what I’ve read, it seems I am m

Major, welcome changes to Parliamentarian’s printing allowances

Andrew BartlettSep 9, 2009 3

When John Faulkner was shifted from the Special Minister of State portfolio to become Defence Minister, some fears were voiced that his drive for improving accountability and transparen

Debates on refugees – then and now

Andrew BartlettSep 8, 2009 3

In December last year, a report from the federal Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Migr

Queensland Parliament has no choice but to act on abortion laws

Andrew BartlettAug 25, 2009 7

The Queensland government has tried their best for a quite a few years to ignore the calls to change the state’s laws on abortion. However, whatever your views are on abortion, the is