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Centre Alliance: Australian political party
Centre Alliance, formerly known as the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT), is a centrist political party in Australia based in the state of South Australia. It currently has two representatives in the Parliament, one each in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Controversial uni funding reforms set to pass parliament after Centre Alliance declares support

Laws the federal government says will lead to more university places and make it cheaper to study in areas of job growth are now set to pass the Senate.
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Rex Patrick becomes fourth federal politician to test positive for COVID-19

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has returned a positive test for the coronavirus, making him the fourth federal politician to catch the disease.
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SA senator Rex Patrick has coronavirus

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has returned a positive test for the coronavirus, making him the fourth federal politician to catch the disease.
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Senator spent nearly $50,000 on software to 'manage constituents'

Centre Alliance senator spends $50,000 on software to "manage constituents", $40,000 more than any other politician and ten times the average.
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Government-dominated Senate committee rejects evidence, pushes to dump 'flawed' medevac laws

Labor, the Greens and Centre Alliance each submitted dissenting reports opposed to the medevac repeal bill.
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Centre Alliance calls for government to fix 'historic wrong' over Timor-Leste gas and oil

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick is calling on the government to fix an "historic wrong" committed against Timor-Leste.
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Centre Alliance’s bid to halt foreign fighters bill blocked

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick's bid to get the government to release legal advice about draft laws stopping foreign fighters returning home has failed.
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Centre Alliance admits gas deal a 'draft'

The deal between Centre Alliance and the government on reducing gas prices in exchange for supporting the coalition's tax cuts has been described as a 'draft'.
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Morrison seeks advice on Pyne, Bishop jobs

Centre Alliance's push for an inquiry into ministerial conduct will be voted on in the Senate on Thursday, with ex-defence minister Christopher Pyne under fire.
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Roadblock for Senate crossbench dole plan

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick says his small but crucial party will be ramping up pressure on the Morrison government to boost Newstart.
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Pyne job inquiry due for vote in Senate

Centre Alliance's push for an inquiry into ministerial conduct will be voted on in the Senate on Thursday, with ex-defence minister Christopher Pyne under fire.
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Pyne's defence job could face Senate probe

Centre Alliance's Rex Patrick is confident ex-defence minister Christopher Pyne's controversial new job will face a Senate inquiry if Labor supports the move.
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Christopher Pyne defends new job amid push for Senate inquiry

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick will move to establish a Senate inquiry into the compliance of former ministers with the rules governing appointments after their term ends.
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Christopher Pyne defends new job as senator moves for inquiry into ministerial standards

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick will move to establish a Senate inquiry into the compliance of former ministers with rules governing appointments after their term ends.
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Centre Alliance giving PM 'easy ride': ALP

The federal government is confident its full suite of promised tax cuts will become law next week, as Senate crossbenchers weigh up whether to support them.
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Gas key to crossbench support for tax plan

The federal government may be closer to getting the crossbench support it needs for its tax package as negotiations with Centre Alliance continue.
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Senator Rex Patrick accuses Home Affairs boss of intimidation following ABC raid outcry

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has accused Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo of trying to intimidate him, which the national security chief denies.
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Home Affairs boss accused of intimidation

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has accused Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo of trying to intimidate him, which the national security chief denies.
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Crossbencher seeks tax cut reassurance

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick won't back the federal government's tax cuts until he's sure they won't compromise essential services in the future.
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