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Joined August 2009
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Federal budget set for March 29. First time Australia will have a March budget (previous earliest was April 2 in 2019).
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He's behind you! Great pics made by @ellinghausen in #QT today
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Congratulations to @ByClare for winning the Wallace Brown young press gallery journalist award, and to runner up @Stela_Todorovic. Both very well deserved!
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Great point. It is pretty clear from our calls around that this meeting was not pastoral care.
"I wanted to ensure she (Archer) was being supported", Morrison. I don't usually go on about this sort of thing, but this is another example of deliberately trying to diminish a woman who has taken a stand. Is PM ensuring Gerard Rennick is being "supported"?
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Katina Curtis retweeted
Here’s Penny Wong also questioning why Parliament must wait 1yr+ to protect gay students after relig discrim bill pass. While Labor waits for caucus to finalise its position it’s been moderate Libs leading the charge to fast-track protections for gay kids smh.com.au/politics/federal/…
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Katina Curtis retweeted
Liberal MP Bridget Archer backed a crossbench push to establish a federal integrity watchdog, leading to chaotic scenes in Parliament and the government forced to rely on a technicality to block debate | @katinacurtis #auspol theage.com.au/politics/feder…
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Katina Curtis retweeted
If every member of the House had been present today, we would be debating a federal integrity commission right now. We had the majority. The government only won on a technicality in the standing orders that is undemocratic during the pandemic.
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Bob Katter stands up: "Clearly a lot of us are very confused!"
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Order some popcorn! Double negative questions, motions put in opposite terms twice, recommitted votes, absolute majorities... it's all happening!
if you're a huge parliamentary nerd please tune into the House of Reps right now, you'll love it otherwise carry on with your life
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Liberal MP Bridget Archer currently backing Independent MP Helen Haines' attempt to suspend standing orders (or change the order of business in the House) to bring on debate on the Haines integrity commission bill #auspol
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I am moving to suspend standing orders in the House to get my bill to create the Australian Federal Integrity Commission. We have waited too long for an integrity commission.
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You may recall, the early works package (digging a really big hole and knocking down Anzac Hall) got a record 601 submissions, only three of which were in favour.
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