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What have been the largest hostile cross-benches in Australian senate / house of review history?

The Australian federal Senate is a house of review, elected from multiple member state electorates. It is usually comprised of a Government (often in minority), an Opposition (in lesser minority), ...
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Websites for understanding preference flows in the Australian senate

In Australia, candidates from some very minor parties look like they'll winning some seats. For example, a candidate from the Australian Sports Party looks set ABC link to win a seat in Western ...
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What are the views of different political parties on asylum seekers in Australia?

What are the views of different political parties on asylum seekers in Australia? (e.g. Labor, Liberal and Greens)
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How is Australia being represented at the G20 summit?

Since Australia has an election tomorrow, we've sent our foreign minister to represent us instead of the prime minister. However, I think the election occurs in the middle of the second day of the ...
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In Australian Senate elections, why isn't the quota recalculated based on exhausted votes after each count?

In Australian Senate elections, why isn't the quota recalculated based on exhausted votes after each count? In order to make sure the 2010 election was what I remembered it, I reviewed the AEC full ...
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Are Australian Federal Senators Bob Carr and Kim Carr related, or do they just have the same surname by coincidence?

I've tried to Google this question, but I haven't been able to find anything relevant, which suggests that it is just a coincidence, but I would have thought that surely someone else would be curious ...
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Is retrospective legislation legal in Australia?

In 2011, the Commonwealth passed legislation making it a crime for recipients of social security to fail to report changes to their financial circumstances to Centrelink (our social security agency) ...
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Why do Australians want to remain under British monarchy?

If I am not wrong they once voted against being a republic country some years ago. I understand Australians and feel sympathy for them about that they are different from some other countries which ...
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How is constitutional monarchy perceived in Commonwealth realms other than United Kingdom?

Especially in countries with huge population and economy like Canada and Australia, what's the opinion of people about constitutional monarchy? Are there any well known groups or indivuals who opposes ...
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What do the US and Australian governments gain from a marine presence in Darwin?

The US has decided to establish a permanent marine presence in Darwin. What do benefits do both governments gain from this?

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