Challenge to Australia's Senate voting reforms rejected in boost for PM Turnbull

Challenge to Australia's Senate voting reforms rejected in boost for PM Turnbull
 

SYDNEY Australia's High Court rejected a challenge to reforms to Senate voting on Friday in a boost for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of elections on July 2.
Legislators passed the reforms in March, making it harder for smaller parties to enter parliament through vote-sharing deals.
Should Turnbull be returned as prime minister, the verdict clears the path after several years of key policies being rejected by the upper house.
Independent and minor party senators elected at the last election in 2013 have stalled key aspects of the government's agenda, including changes that would... read more

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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