[LINK] The amazing world of the Senate

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Aug 23 10:53:01 AEST 2010

I was going to write "A little bit of sanity in the senate" but now I'm 
not so sure.


Family First senator Steve Fielding seems certain to have lost his place.

But the Victorian may be replaced by a philosophically like-minded 
newcomer in John Madigan from the socially and economically conservative 
Democratic Labor Party.

Mr Madigan, a blacksmith from Ballarat in Victoria, is tipped to take 
the final Senate seat even though he received only 2.2 per cent of the 
vote. The Greens will now hold the balance of power in the Senate, with 
new senators expected to be elected in Victoria, South Australia, NSW 
and Queensland.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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