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Ending live sheep exports

Live sheep exports would be phased out over a 5-year period, under a private senator’s bill that has passed the Senate. The Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep... View the full article...

New senator sworn in

Greens Senator Larissa Waters was sworn in as a senator for Queensland.  Senator Waters left the Parliament in July last year as she was ineligible to sit in the Senate because of her dual... View the full article...

Wentworth by-election

A by-election for the federal seat of Wentworth in Sydney will be held on 20 October. A by-election is held to fill a single vacancy in the House of Representatives if a member resigns from... View the full article...

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