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George Christensen is in the headlines again – the Sydney Morning Herald reports that he missed committee work because of all his trips to the Philippines.

From the David Wroe report:

A crosscheck of his travel dates with committee work reveal his trips meant he missed eight public hearings – six of which were in Queensland – out of a total of 27 held by the Northern Australia committee, which was set up to look at how to develop the Top End.

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Gerard Benedet who is heading up Advance Australia and is the brainchild behind “Captain GetUp” had a chat to Sky News about the “character” this morning.

Advance Australia’s Garard Benedet:@CaptGetUp is here to raise awareness of GetUp’s past, its methods and policy ideas. We’ll be travelling to marginal seats, particularly where GetUp are targeting MPs on what they call their ‘hit list’.

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