Labor split on ID for voting

  The integrity of Australian elections would be improved if the Labor Government accepts the position of a senior Minister who has publicly supported proof-of-identity requirements at polling stations, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   Senator Birmingham is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, which has previously explored the issues relating…

Rock climb must not be dropped

  Senator Simon Birmingham has today urged the Rudd Government to rule out closure of one of Australia’s most iconic tourism experiences.   His call follows release today by the Director of National Parks of a draft Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan, canvassing closure of the Uluru climb.   “Climbing Ayers Rock, or Uluru,…