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Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen confirms he will run for Labor leadership – politics live

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Vote counting goes on as Scott Morrison decides his new ministry and the Labor leadership contest continues. All the day’s events, live
12.46am BST Christopher Knaus has spoken to South Australian senator Rex Patrick about the government’s proposed federal integrity commission, which we reminded you about yesterday.It is not Icac – there are no public hearings, you won’t know if someone is under investigation, and you’ll only find out if it goes to court and someone is found guilty.A key figure in the emerging Senate crossbench, Rex Patrick, has warned his party will not support the Coalition’s proposed anti-corruption body unless it is given stronger powers.The makeup of the Senate is still being finalised, but the two Centre Alliance senators appear likely to play a critical role where Labor and the Greens oppose legislation and One Nation votes with the government. Related: Crossbenchers will not support anti-corruption body unless it gets stronger powers 12.43am BST Anthony Albanese officially announced his bid for the Labor leadership in the pub where the NSW Labor party was born.Chris Bowen will be announcing his bid on the street he grew up in, in Smithfield. Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-05-20 23:48:51

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