n Without Prejudice - The view from down under - armed and safe : lifestyle

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In 1989 Paul Keating, Australia's then Finance Minister (Treasurer), referred to the Senate, or Upper House, of parliament as "unrepresentative swill". The adjective, at least, has to be correct. The balance of power in Australia's Senate hangs on a motley collection of eight Senators with the power to delay legislation indefinitely - holding Australia to ransom.

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