Scrafton Inquiry – more lies uncovered

The 3rd full day of the campaign – or the 1st if you take it from the proroguing – unless you don’t count a Senate Committee hearing as an election campaign (which it isn’t) – in which case it hasn’t really started at all. I certainly didn’t expect to find myself sitting in Committee hearings…

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Senate sits, then stands up

John Howard has said at least one true thing so far – the Government does not control the Senate.I hope we can keep that way, but today showed nobody else controls the Senate either. After the Prime Minister cancelled the House of Reps sittings while leaving the senate to sit for two days, it became…

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Election Day announced

I started the Sunday assuming I would spend Monday one of two different ways – either in the Senate as usual dealing with the various issues on the agenda there, or out on the campaign trail on the first full day of the election. Instead, I’ll be doing both at once. It’s a fairly transparent…

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West Australian Democrats

Met with a large number of West Australian Democrat members in Perth. The huge surge in members in the West is very encouraging.The news that the Democrats were in danger of being deregistered as a political party in the West has brought a huge number of people out of the woodwork, with our membership nearly…

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Political Process

I’m currently trying to think of ways to break through some of the limitations of our political process. Last Friday’s High Court decision on mandatory detention seems to me to be a major watershed; something that provides a massive leap in Government power in that most basic of areas – the ability to deny someone…

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