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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Rex Patrick on Freedom of Information and Australia’s submarines

Senator Rex Patrick is currently challenging the secrecy around Scott Morrison’s national cabinet. He’s brought legal action – the outcome is pending – to attempt to have the minutes of this body, which includes federal, state and territory leaders, made public. The government claims the documents are protected by an exemption for cabinet documents in the freedom of information act, while Patrick claims national cabinet lacks some of the essential features that would afford it that cover.
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Controversial work laws will fail in Senate unless split up, warns Rex Patrick

Independent senator Rex Patrick has proposed splitting the industrial relations omnibus bill to break a looming deadlock in the upper house over the Coalition’s workplace reforms. Patrick said attorney general Christian Porter’s aim of passing the bill as one package was likely to fail, given Labor’s opposition and crossbench concerns....
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Rex Patrick says he may not support Coalition plan on environment law

A key independent senator says he will not support a government plan to shift environmental approval powers to the states before the Coalition responds to a “scathing” review of conservation laws. Rex Patrick said the final report of the review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act was...
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