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These two potential candidates want to try become the first job-sharing parliamentarians. I can see the benefits of opening up possibilities for people with kids/dependents. I think a broader range of perspectives in parliament would be great. And these people would be there to do the job, rather than career politic-ing. The linked article mentions how they'd both have to be sworn in as MP's, essentially giving their electorate 2 votes, but I don't think that'd necessarily be the case. However, you would have the power of two people's voices when lobbying.

But I'm also wary of how much easier it would be shirk responsibility to "the other person". Assuming it would work as a shared office rather than a representative person, would a line be drawn between 2 people and a group of people?

Delving into the speculative fantasy, suddenly the 2 mums with kids at home who couldn't commit to full-time parliamenting were pioneers for rotational council representatives, getting rid of politicians altogether.

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Government increases mental health funding after mass murder by schizophrenic… I’m sorry, I read that wrong.

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I fucking hate DST. It's like dog diarrhoea splashed over a fat girls tiddies.

I know a lot of people hate it, surely it's time for this moronic practice to end.

So who do I email about this? Is it my MP?

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Hi people and bots,

Two simple questions:

  1. which party do you vote for federally? If you vote for people, which party do they align with best?

  2. why?

I've been voting in this country for 30 years, and for the last 20, it doesn't seem to make a difference beyond undoing the last governments work.. Maybe you see something I don't.

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Dean is part of Labor's right faction. Might mean he's more likely to work with the Liberals. Our native forests may not survive this.

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At the March 23 Tasmanian state election, the Liberals won 14 of the 35 lower house seats, Labor ten, the Greens five, the Jacqui Lambie Network (JLN) three and independents three. This leaves the Liberals four short of the 18 needed for a majority.

The independents are the re-elected left-wing Kristie Johnston, former Labor MP David O'Byrne and anti-salmon farm campaigner Craig Garland.

Before the distribution of preferences began after the postal receipt deadline passed last Tuesday, the Liberals had been expected to win 15 seats, but lost a seat to Garland in Braddon.

This means the JLN alone is not sufficient to get the 18 votes needed for a majority. The Liberals will need JLN and at least one independent, but all three independents have some left-wing views. Labor has already conceded the election.

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Timing huh, left it until just after the Tas. election :)

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Alex Vickery-Howe tracks the disturbing trend of dishonest politicians falsely equating peaceful protest with acts of terror.

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A West Australian councillor has endorsed and congratulated Vladimir Putin on his election win during a bizarre appearance on Russian state television.

In a video published on Russian state media, Port Hedland man Adrian McRae congratulated Mr Putin on his "transparent and comprehensive" victory.

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  • In short: The immigration minister is set to gain new powers with the Senate poised to pass laws that will make it easier to deport non-citizens.
  • It relates to a cohort of non-citizens who have exhausted all legal avenues for remaining in Australia.
  • Members of that group are either in immigration detention or on bridging visas.
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Laborel party letting foreign companies dictate policy.

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"So much promise"?!

Are Greens appeasing Labor in a secret deal? This support is out of character with their stance on privacy.

For instance, Greens were the only ones to push against the "Identify and Disrupt Bill" (which newspapers ignored in favour of "Freedom" March dramas).

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  • In short: Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White says it will be up to the Liberal Party to try to negotiate with the new crossbench and form a government.
  • The Liberals need 18 votes in the lower house to govern but will finish with between 14 and 16 seats — meaning they will likely need the help of the Jacqui Lambie Network and the independents.
  • What's next? Rebecca White's leadership position will automatically become vacant but she has not indicated if she will put her hand up for it again.
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Despite calling an early election to regain majority government, the Tasmanian Liberals have fallen short. But so too has Labor. Here's what will happen next.

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  • In short: Australia's former high commissioner to the United Kingdom, George Brandis, cautioned politicians against criticising diplomatic appointments.
  • On Wednesday, former US president Donald Trump said he had heard Kevin Rudd "was a little bit nasty".
  • What's next? The Coalition has questioned Dr Rudd’s tenure, suggesting he will not be able to work with Mr Trump if he is returned to the White House later this year.
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#BrisPol

Nice to see some sensible policy for a change. Alas they have no hope of getting in :(

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