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Poll Bludger: is Victoria in for a new crop of Lambies and Muirs?

Poll Bludger: is Victoria in for a new crop of Lambies and Muirs?

Micro-parties could well be in for some seats in Victoria's upper house, with the Shooters and Fishers and the Country Alliance contenders to get over the line.

Cold feet: Tasmania’s gay marriage bill in trouble

Cold feet: Tasmania’s gay marriage bill in trouble

Tasmania's Upper House politicians seem to be gearing up to say "I don't" to gay marriage when they vote on the issue, probably this week. Crikey runs the numbers.

Victorian parliament president referred to Fair Work Aust

Victorian parliament president referred to Fair Work Aust

The union representing parliamentary staff taking on Ted Baillieu over a new pay deal has referred Liberal Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson to Fair Work Australia.

Exclusive: Brethren get a foot in the doors of power

Exclusive: Brethren get a foot in the doors of power

Crikey can exclusively reveal that the secretive Christian sect, the Exclusive Brethren, has gone to great lengths to obtain parliamentary lobbying status for two of its leading Sydney members, writes Alex Mitchell.