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09 Sep Don’t change the Senate

James Paterson -- The Spectator Australia -- 9 September, 2017   Defenders of the constitution have our work cut out for us. It seems that every day brings a new, novel, bad idea to change the constitution. Whether it’s a referendum to allow foreign citizens to serve...

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29 Aug Hands off Senate, Lib tells Abbott

Joe Kelly -- The Australian -- 29 August, 2017   Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson has bluntly rejected a major plank of Tony Abbott’s conservative manifesto, speaking out against a constitutional change to allow a joint sitting of parliament without first holding a double-­dissolution election. The former prime...

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26 Aug Union anger over postie’s pay

Lucy Battersby -- The Sydney Morning Herald -- 26 August 2017   Unions have called on the government to sack Australia Post chairman John Stanhope after it emerged former chief executive Ahmed Fahour received a $10.8 million pay packet in his final year. Mr Fahour's $8.7 million in bonuses on top of a $2.04 million base salary attracted...

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25 Aug Religion should have a voice on same-sex marriage

James Paterson -- The Australian -- 25 August, 2017   We should extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, but doing so shouldn’t come at the expense of other people’s freedom. As a classical liberal, I don’t believe it is appropriate for the government to prevent same-sex couples...

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25 Aug Yes-vote Lib fears law suits to hit religious

Andrew Burrell & Greg Brown -- The Australian -- 25 August, 2017   A Liberal senator who supports same-sex marriage says he is worried that activists will deliberately seek out advocates of traditional marriage to sue them under ­federal and state anti-discrimination law. Victorian senator James Paterson, an...

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25 Aug ‘A significant step’

Josh Levi -- The Australian Jewish News -- 25 August 2017   Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant. Bishop, who is responsible for Australia’s embassies and missions around the world,...

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