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Legal Battle Ahead for New Senate Voting Laws

sen Bob DaySenator Bob Day is expected to lodge a legal challenge against the Federal Government’s new Senate¬†voting laws in the High Court soon.

The Family First Senator will appeal against the Coalition sponsored bill which makes it harder for minor parties to get elected. The bill passed both houses last week after marathon-long sittings.

With the passing of the new legislation, voters who give a limited number of preferences will have their ballot discarded if their chosen candidates are excluded from the race.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believed the legislation¬†“good for democracy”. Read more here.