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While the will of the Australian people to change marriage has been implemented, it is a matter of deep regret that the Parliament has not seen fit to provide basic protections to ensure freedom of speech, religion, conscience as well as parental rights and safeguards for charities.

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Fahour misleading evidence is of grave concern

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has expressed serious concerns over a filing in the Federal Court by former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour that appears to directly contradict evidence that was provided at Senate Estimates.

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Keay’s ignorance claims smashed

Labor’s claims that Justine Keay took ‘all reasonable steps’ to the best of her knowledge has been totally smashed by the revelation that Ms Keay worked for the UK Government in the powerful Department of Constitutional Affairs.

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Dastyari dismissal welcome but not enough

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has welcomed Labor Leader Bill Shorten finally taking steps to dismiss Kristina Keneally’s mate Senator Dastyari from Labor’s leadership group but said it must go further.

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Marriage Bill Third Reading

I have said all along that the Marriage Bill needs strong protections for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscientious objection and parental rights.

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About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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