Centre Alliance senators undertaking ‘due diligence’ on plan, despite initial opposition

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Rex Patrick has signalled that the two Centre Alliance senators are open to persuasion on the government’s company tax plan, undertaking further “due diligence” despite their party’s initial opposition.

While negotiations in March focused on senators Derryn Hinch and Tim Storer to provide the final two votes, the Coalition is turning its attention to Patrick and Stirling Griff, who indicated on Wednesday that guarantees on electricity prices, government revenue and service provision could help win support.

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