Surprise move improves Coalition’s Senate numbers, easing crossbench negotiation pressure
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Jacqui Lambie’s replacement in the Senate, Steve Martin, has joined the Nationals, and become the first National to represent Tasmania in 90 years.

The surprise move brings the Coalition’s Senate numbers to 31, slightly easing its task in negotiating contentious legislation past a crowded crossbench.

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