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LIBERALS’ CHAOS & CONFUSION SKYROCKETS ON DEAL OR NO DEAL WITH GREENS PARTY

March 07, 2016

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has escalated confusion within Liberal Party ranks about its dirty deal with Greens Party on ABCC legislation by suggesting this morning that no deal has been entered into.

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LIBERAL LEADERSHIP SPLIT ON DEAL OR NO DEAL WITH GREENS PARTY

March 07, 2016

Confusion within Liberal Party ranks about its dirty deal with Greens Party on ABCC legislation has hit farcical levels this morning with the Government's Leader in the Senate, Senator George Brandis and the Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Mitch Fifield, at complete odds with one and another on Sunday morning television.

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GREENS DUPED AGAIN : THIS TIME ON ABCC

March 05, 2016

The Greens Party has been duped again into a dud deal with the Liberal Government determined to keep its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) Bill as a trigger for a double-dissolution election.

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STATEMENT ON MICHAEL LAWLER'S RESIGNATION

March 04, 2016

Labor welcomes the resignation of Vice President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Michael Lawler, and calls on the Government to immediately release the review into Mr Lawler’s conduct, undertaken by former Federal Court Judge the Hon Peter Heerey AM QC.

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 APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE ​

March 02, 2016

It’s an honour to be appointed as Shadow Special Minister of State, adding to my current role as Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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PM’S DEPARTMENT VOTES DOWN HIS UNFAIR OFFER

February 29, 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull’s own Department, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, has left him red-faced, voting “No” to his unfair offer.

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