Deakin could replace Lambie, says expert
If Palmer United Party Tasmanian senator-elect Jacqui Lambie loses her seat over an allegedly illegal state election advertisement, Australia's leading constitutional law expert believes Kev Deakin would be likely to replace her.
'The day democracy died': how SA killed micro-party dissent
South Australia's new legislation significantly raises the barrier for entry for minor parties.
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Foetal personhood bill still not passed in NSW
Debate on a dangerous bill that seeks to redefine when life begins was again suspended in the New South Wales Parliament on November 14. The Crimes Amendment bill , introduced in August, will be debated again in the legislative assembly on November 21. Doubts remain as to whether it will be voted on then, or deferred to next year.