A crackdown on the issue of 457 visas for skilled foreign workers is among the list of demands by independent Senator Derryn Hinch in return for his support for the government's key legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission. With the government having the Senate debate next week on both the ABCC bill and a bill to establish a registered organisations commission, the support of the Victorian senator and the Nick Xenophon Team senators is considered critical.
The push for gay marriage appears doomed after the Nick Xenophon Team and Derryn Hinch confirmed they would block legislation to establish a plebiscite, while a senior government minister said without a national ballot there will be no vote put to Parliament. As a result of Monday's decision by the NXT and Senator Hinch to join Labor and the Greens, there are now 39 Senate votes ranged against the plebiscite, which is one more than enough to block it.
Chances are by this time next year, there will have been an election. If he wants, Malcolm Turnbull can wait until the first half of 2019 before going to the polls. The last election was on July 2, 2016. It was a double dissolution, or full-Senate election, meaning the Senators who received three-year terms must face re-election and either they, or those chosen to replace them, be back in their seats, all by July 1, 2019. That is why this cannot be a full three-year term.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".