Senate overturns decision to scrap Northern Aus committee

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated August 10 2022 - 12:35am, first published August 4 2022 - 9:34pm
After lobbying by Senator Susan McDonald. the federal government will reinstate a parliamentary body to oversee issues and development in Northern Australia after a Senate vote on Thursday.

The federal government will reinstate a parliamentary body to oversee issues and development in Northern Australia after a Senate vote on Thursday.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.