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New session of Parliament

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) opened a new session of Parliament on 18 April. The Governor-General prorogued the Parliament on 15... View the full article...

Road Safety bill passed

The Parliament passed a bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal which set pay rates for truck drivers. The Tribunal was set up on the basis that better wages would increase road... View the full article...

WA senator resigns

The President of the Senate, Senator the Hon Stephen Parry, announced that Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock resigned on 13 April. In keeping with section 21 of the Constitution, the... View the full article...

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