Victorian Government’s fire bill voted down after paired Opposition MPs reappear for vote

Victorian Government’s fire bill voted down after paired Opposition MPs reappear for vote

Posted March 30, 2018 13:13:57 In stunning last-minute breach of parliamentary conventions, two Victorian Opposition MPs have helped to defeat the Andrews Government’s controversial fire services bill after a marathon Easter sitting. For the first time ever, the state’s Upper House sat on Good Friday while the Government sought to …

Obscene gesture in Victorian Parliament leads to lift ‘screaming match’ between Liberal, Labor MPs

Obscene gesture in Victorian Parliament leads to lift ‘screaming match’ between Liberal, Labor MPs

Updated March 29, 2018 16:54:30 External Link: Hong Lim’s ‘obscene gesture’ in Question Time Related Story: Victorian Labor staff scandal: What you need to know A Victorian Liberal MP said she was left physically shaken after an altercation with a Labor MP at State Parliament. Roma Britnell said she was …

White farmers ‘persecuted’ in South Africa will be helped by Australia, Liberal MPs say

White farmers ‘persecuted’ in South Africa will be helped by Australia, Liberal MPs say

Posted March 27, 2018 18:37:57 A group of Liberal backbenchers insist the Federal Government will find a way of helping “persecuted” white South African farmers, even though it has ruled out a special visa category. Key points: Prime Minister, Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop said there was no need for …