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Latest news: Senate

Fair Pay for Radio Play: Inquiry into Senator Pocock’s Bill

Today, the Senate will hold an inquiry into Senator David Pocock's Bill to overturn legislative caps on royalty payments for musicians.

Pocock: Bills for workers and protecting sea life

Senator David Pocock will table bills to fast-track protections for workers, and opposes amendments to sequester carbon dioxide in the seabed.

Fit the Bill: Do we need more senators?

I once thought, for purely selfish reasons, that the ACT should have six senators.

2, 4, 6? Federal Labor commits to more senators for the ACT

The national Labor conference passed a motion today to increase the number of Senators in both the ACT and the Northern Territory.

Coalition senators call for federal intervention into Calvary

The Coalition will call for a senate inquiry into the Calvary acquisition and federal intervention, but Senator David Pocock disagrees.

David Pocock laments lost Senate sitting day

ACT Senator David Pocock has lost his bid to have an extra parliamentary sitting day to make up for lost time caused by the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II.

Pauline Hanson retains Queensland Senate spot

Pauline Hanson has retained her Queensland Senate seat, as a former Morrison government minister exits parliament.

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson facing loss in Queensland Senate race

Queensland voters have turned their backs on One Nation founder Pauline Hanson, who could lose her Senate spot. 

Wallaby star David Pocock in tight ACT Senate race

Former representative rugby union player David Pocock is in a tight contest to become ACT's first independent senator as he battles with candidates from the major parties.

Meet the ACT Senate candidates

Candidates running for the ACT’s two Senate seats tell us about themselves, their policies, and why ACT residents should vote for them.

Vote Earth Now rates Kim Rubenstein top Senate candidate for climate action

Vote Earth Now has given Independent Kim Rubenstein a perfect score as the ACT’s best Senate candidate to act on the climate crisis.

Big names tackle government in ACT Senate race

High-profile independents, including former rugby player David Pocock, are competing with major party incumbents for ACT Senate positions.

Kim Rubenstein pushing for two more ACT senate seats

ACT independent Senate candidate Kim Rubenstein is leading a push for the ACT to be afforded more proportional representation in the Senate with two additional seats.

Op-ed: proACT a community movement to push for change

Inspired by the ‘Voices for ...’ model from the electorate of Indi and elsewhere, proACT was set up as a community movement that helps change the conversation we have about politics, pushes for community led change and finds the right community-backed independent to stand for the Senate in the next election.

David Pocock to run for ACT Senate seat at 2022 federal election

Brumbies legend David Pocock has announced he will run as an independent candidate for an ACT Senate seat at the 2022 federal election.

Kim for Canberra: Independent’s Senate bid

Public intellectual Kim Rubenstein promises a new brand of politics. The renowned law and citizenship expert, one of the Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’, has announced her bid for the Senate as an Independent candidate.