Mining magnate and lawmaker Clive Palmer plans to introduce a bill into Australia’s parliament opposed to the planned A$2.2 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of GrainCorp Ltd. by U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.
A mining magnate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and a former sex worker are among those whose candidates for Australia’s Senate stand to determine whether Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott can enact their election pledges.
Australian independent lawmaker Bob Katter said he’ll support the coalition’s Tony Abbott , putting the opposition leader two seats short of the 76 he needs to form government following the closest election in 70 years.
Australia’s three serving independents, likely to hold the balance of power in the national parliament, will meet tomorrow to decide which party to support and whether to back a tax on mining company profits.
Australian voters who elected Tony Windsor , Bob Katter and Robert Oakeshott , the independent lawmakers who will determine which party forms a government, want them to back the Liberal-National coalition, according to a poll.
Three Australian lawmakers who may hold the balance of power after a deadlocked election met in Canberra to discuss whether they’ll back Prime Minister Julia Gillard or opposition leader Tony Abbott to form a government.
Australian independent lawmaker Robert Oakeshott made the following comments to reporters in Canberra today before talks with independents Bob Katter and Tony Windsor to discuss forming a minority government with Prime Minister Julia Gillard or opposition leader Tony Abbott .