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Plebiscite bill defeated

The Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016 has been defeated in the Senate. If passed, the bill would have allowed for a national plebiscite, or vote of the people, on the question of same-sex... View the full article...

New senator sworn-in

Ms Kimberley Kitching was sworn-in as a Senator for Victoria. She takes up a casual vacancy created by the resignation of former Senator Stephen Conroy. Under section 15 of the Australian... View the full article...

Qualification of senators

The question of whether a person has met the qualification to be elected as a senator will be considered by the High Court of Australia. This follows concerns that both former South Australian... View the full article...

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