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Michael Danby

Supporting our close US ties

Monday, 20 March 2017 06:18

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Deep cooperation between Australia and the United States is seen at a scientific and artistic level, at a military level and at an intelligence level, but it is underlined by our common democratic values and our huge business interests


Shorten finds confusion in Turnbull's immigration policy

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 03:56

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Labor does not want people risking their lives in a boat. However as Bill Shorten has just announced, it is plainly idiotic to bar future business travellers or tourists from other countries who after officially being declared refugees become citizens of other countries such as the US or Canada.

Campaign Diary

Thursday, 04 August 2016 01:11

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Continuing instability is the outcome of this election: as well as the re-election of senator Pauline Hanson; election of senator Derryn Hinch; (who is urging a vote against 18c the anti-harassment provision-racial Discrimination Act).

Danby declares victory for Labor in Melbourne Ports

Monday, 01 August 2016 00:40

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After months of fierce competition for the honour of representing Melbourne Ports in the 45th Parliament, it is now beyond any doubt that Labor’s Michael Danby will retain the seat.

With only a few thousand votes left to count, neither the Liberal nor Green party candidates can usurp Labor’s lead. A swing of just 2% to the Liberals will not be enough to topple Mr Danby who has now seen off seven successive challengers.

An election nobody won and PMs that no one wants

Monday, 04 July 2016 03:09

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On these pages on election eve I warned that soft voters were so disenchanted with "big politics" that they would prefer a third candidate, and when voters rage against the machine, the incumbent is in the greater danger. That's how the election panned out. Voters resoundingly rejected Malcolm Turnbull's plea for the stability of a decisive Coalition victory, judging that neither the Coalition nor Labor had done enough to earn their trust.

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