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Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

September 3, 2017


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The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Senate reform sparks Constitutional concerns

Senate reform sparks Constitutional concerns

Christopher May, Staff reporter

March 2, 2016


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The legality of Australia's Senate election arrangements has been slammed by Malcolm Mackerras, a visiting fellow at the Australian Catholic University's Canberra campus, who has labelled them unconstitutional and likely to face a High Court challenge. Mackerras prepared a lengthy 24 page submission...

Abbott unloads on Morrison: “He badly misled people”

Abbott unloads on Morrison: “He badly misled people”

Christopher May, Staff reporter

September 24, 2015


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Tony Abbott may have pledged to never background journalists or leak against colleagues, but speaking to The Daily Telegraph he pulled no punches on his recount of events leading up to last week's leadership spill. Mr Abbott claimed Scott Morrison never warned him of an upcoming leadership challenge...

Local issues a key decider in Canning

Local issues a key decider in Canning

Tamra Carr, Staff reporter

September 18, 2015


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Local issues will be crucial in tomorrow's Canning by-election, according to commentators, with the switch in Liberal leadership likely to cement the Liberal candidate's chances of a win. Political commentator, Crikey columnist, and UWA lecturer William Bowe says keeping issues local is important...

Same sex marriage sways Canning preferences

Same sex marriage sways Canning preferences

Nicole Biss, Staff reporter

September 14, 2015


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The Australian Christians party has chosen Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie as their top preference for the Canning by-election after he opposed same-sex marriage. Mr Hastie has expressed his views for the traditional definition of marriage, and told the Sydney Morning Herald he is personally opposed...

Solar Council urges Canning to vote solar

Solar Council urges Canning to vote solar

Alicia MacFarlane, Staff reporter

September 2, 2015


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The Australian Solar Council is urging the people of Canning to vote for the Liberals last, in a rebuke to what it calls the Liberal Party's 'non-renewable energy' views. Canning has solar panels or solar hot water systems on a staggering 50 per cent of houses, making it the electorate with the highest...

New poll shows Canning lead tightening

New poll shows Canning lead tightening

Christopher May, Staff reporter

August 19, 2015


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The federal government has a fight on its hands to retain the historically safe Liberal seat of Canning, with a snap by-election for the federal seat of Canning to be held on September 19, after the sudden death of high profile Liberal MP Don Randall. Newspoll figures show a double-digit swing against...

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