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It's still another week until parliament in Canberra comes back from its long winter break, which makes this a great time to revisit something that was rushed through the Senate with very little scrutiny on the last day of the last session, back in June.
The referendum proposal became law on 19 June when it was passed in the Senate: 52 for, 19 against.
The Australian Senate was the site of most of the action last week as parliament resumed. On Friday, the red chamber sat alone, going until after 4am on Saturday morning as Liberals and Nationals spun out the debate on whether there should be a Voice referendum, led by the pen-pointing cyborg-impersonator Michaelia Cash.
Architect, academic, columnist and 2023 NSW Upper House candidate, Elizabeth Farrelly, will be in conversation with councillor and lawyer, Mark Swivel, on Thursday March...
The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.
The Legalise Cannabis Party launched its Senate campaign in NSW outside Kevin Hogan's flooded office in Molesworth street yesterday.
Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, and Greens candidate for the flood affected electorate of Richmond, Mandy Nolan, have announced the Greens will move when Parliament resumes in March to extend government backed insurance to all flood victims.
Australia’s peak community sector and youth affairs bodies have welcomed a joint bipartisan parliamentary committee finding that two of the Government’s proposed changes to youth payments are incompatible with Australia’s human rights obligations.
What scares you more? The impact of warming by 1.5 degrees that results in drought, famine, heat stress, species die-off, loss of entire ecosystems and habitable land and 100 million people being thrown into poverty? Or a hundred or so activists in a kayak?
Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8! Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait! Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.
Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks, for an intimate conversation with Zacharey Jane about her memoir Unfinished Woman.