After months of controversy and debate, new security fences are now being installed on the grassy slopes of Parliament House.The home of Australian democracy was designed to allow visitors to walk over the top of their politicians at work, but this was reconsidered due to security concerns.Visitors will be met with a 2.5-metre-high metal fence installed about three-quarters of the way up the lawns, which will stop people reaching the roof.Leaving aside the changes, the symbolism and cosmetics...
The National Party has expressed its “total dissatisfaction” with Australia Post’s delivery and service standards, just days before the Government-owned business starts mailing out same-sex marriage survey forms.Steph Ryan, the Deputy Leader of the Victorian Nationals, moved the motion at the national conference in Canberra, saying complaints against Australia Post had tripled since 2008.The motion urged the “Federal Government to ensure an effective postal service model, and records our...
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says banning the burqa could damage Australia’s trade relations with Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.His comments cast doubt on Nationals MP George Christensen’s bid to ban the Islamic garb in Parliament buildings and government offices and departments.Mr Christensen wants the matter to be debated at the party’s national conference in Canberra on Sunday, but has to convince his colleagues to vote against his party leader, Mr Joyce.“I...
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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