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New Senate sworn-in

Senators elected in last year’s federal election—including twelve new senators—took part in a swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber, to mark the parliamentary start to their six-year term of... View the full article...

First speeches

Several new senators made their first speech in the Senate. A senator’s first speech gives them the chance to talk about issues that are important to them and what they hope to achieve in... View the full article...

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The former Usher of the Black Rod entering the Senate