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…

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“Pensioner Watch” phone in for Work Bonus recipients

  Senator Simon Birmingham is urging South Australian Age Pensioners subjected to the Rudd Government’s onerous Work Bonus reporting requirements to contact him with details of any difficulties experienced.   Under new arrangements, any age pensioners earning an income are required to report fortnightly or face receiving a ‘nil payment’.   “People who reach Age…

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