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Eric Abetz says “the will of the Australian people was regrettably to change the marriage act”, in response to Hanson’s questioning of the survey as a “true and clear reflection” of what the people wanted.
Abetz wants to be able to say “this was a regrettable change” and for that to be tolerated and OK.
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It’s at this point I will remind you that Pauline Hanson, who said she speaks for the people and whose chief adviser said would win at least 10 seats in the Queensland election, is still waiting to hear if she has won one.