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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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