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Libs’ low hopes displayed in Dutton pre-selection tangle

Andrew BartlettOct 5, 20094 Comments

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, 20093 Comments

News has come through that Jack Evans, a pivotal pers

Refugee priorities

Andrew BartlettOct 2, 20095 Comments

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, 20091 Comment

The Clerk of the Senate, Harry Evans, has caus

Putting the safety of children first

Andrew BartlettSep 25, 20092 Comments

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, 20091 Comment

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, 20094 Comments

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

Major, welcome changes to Parliamentarian’s printing allowances

Andrew BartlettSep 9, 20093 Comments

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, 20093 Comments

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, 20097 Comments

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