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There's no internet, you can't take phone calls," Ludlam says. "It is good creative time...Ludlam decided to frame the seven-minute speech as a direct address to Tony Abbott, inviting the Prime Minister to rethink stereotypes of the wildflower state.
Alex Ellinghausen Labor is set to strip the Greens of its first preferences at the election replay in Western Australia, bringing to an end more than a decade of co-operation between the parties. Fairfax Media has learnt senior figures of Labor's
West Australians to go back to the polls on April 5 Updated February 28, 2014 15:10:42 West Australians will go back to the polls on Saturday, April 5, to re-elect six senate positions. Premier Colin Barnett met Governor Malcolm McCusker at
Senior minister Christopher Pyne repeated on Sunday the government's position the fresh senate election, ordered by the High Court, would be a referendum on repealing the taxes. "There's no doubt about that," he told Sky News. He added re-
Wayne Dropulich, Sports Party candidate who may get a spot in the Senate. Photo: Philip Gostelow West Australian voters are bracing for a fresh round of political campaigning after the September 7 election result for the Senate was quashed. The
AFR The ABC, under managing director and editor-in-chief Mark Scott, is seriously conflicted. Appearing before the Senate's environment and communications legislation committee last Tuesday, Scott defended the public broadcaster's decision to report
Greens senator Scott Ludlam has admitted he doesn't think his position is secure while votes are still missing from the Western Australian Senate election. "I think it's possible that we will be heading to a fresh election mid-way next year," he told
Mr Truss says a new poll would certainly carry many of the characteristics of a by-election. "If there is a new election and that will be a matter for the courts to decide, it needs to happen as quickly as possible," he told ABC television on Sunday.
The results announced this afternoon, which are likely to still be challenged in the Court of Disputed Returns, resulted in a change to the final two seats. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich claimed the fifth spot, while Mr Ludlam
Senator Ludlam says he hopes former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Keelty will track down the more than 1300 missing ballot papers. He says he believes the AEC had done the right thing in calling in Mr Keelty. "The question is .....