On regional forest agreements

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (3.57 p.m.)–I thank the Senate for their consideration. Obviously, the Senate as a whole is of a view that this is an important matter which does need highlighting. I rise to speak on this matter of public importance because I believe that the Senate needs to devote some time to this this…

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Broadly, it has been stated that this legislation is seeking to minimise electoral fraud as well as removing the right of prisoners to vote.

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (12.51 p.m.)–This is the first piece of legislation that I have had carriage of since I was given the portfolio of electoral matters for the Australian Democrats. I look forward to working in this area with the rest of the Senate in a constructive way for some time. With this legislation, as…

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