China blocks Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson from Beijing study trip
Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson say the Chinese Government has banned them from travelling on a study trip to Beijing because of their "frankness about the Chinese Communist Party". Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and Liberal Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month.
The new Liberal senator Jim Molan has shared anti-Muslim videos on social media from Britain First, the Molan ’s swearing - in on Monday was overshadowed by a report in Fairfax Media, confirmed by Guardian Australia, that he Jim Molan dares NSW Liberals to expel him by speaking to Alan Jones.
Andrew James " Jim " Molan , AO, DSC (born 11 April 1950), is an Australian politician and former major general in the Australian Army. He has been a Senator for New South Wales since November 2019
Jim Molan has been sworn in as a senator for the New South Wales Liberal Party.
The former major-general will return to the Senate after losing his seat at the May election.
Senator Molan ruffled feathers in NSW after running a below the line campaign that attracted a record number of individual votes.
Despite the campaign displeasing several National Party figures, Senator Molan was the overwhelming favourite to replace Arthur Sinodinios, who is headed to Washington to become Australia's new US Ambassador.
Senator Molan will serve the remainder of Mr Sinodinos's six-year term which expires in June 2022.
The former major-general said he would not re-nominate himself after that point.
Controversial senator Cory Bernardi fights back tears as he gives farewell speech - after disbanding his own party following dismal election results .
South Australian senator Cory Bernardi once copped a demotion for linking same-sex marriage to bestiality but leaves parliament with more regrets about what he didn't say.The former Liberal turned independent gave his valedictory speech to the Senate on Wednesday, fighting back tears while delivering a final a message to his colleagues.