It is conceivable that ‘no’ campaigners never believed their views would prevail in public opinion.
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Mathias Cormann gave an assurance that there would be a bias towards freedom of speech.
The safeguards bill will be introduced on Wednesday and passed before parliament rises on Thursday.
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Nick Xenophon's position on contentious legislation – currently media reform – is crucial for the government.
Christine Forster and her partner Virginia plan to marry.
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