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 independent lawmakers, likely kingmakers after a deadlocked election, indicated they will take time to decide whether to back Prime Minister Julia Gillard or opposition leader Tony Abbott .
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.
Australia’s independent lawmakers criticized opposition chief Tony Abbott for hiding the cost of election pledges, even as a poll showed voters hope legislators who could hold the key to forming a government will back him.
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.
ASX Ltd. , the owner of Australia’s stock exchange, tumbled the most in 20 months as some of the nation’s lawmakers said they’ll try to derail its A$8.09 billion ($8 billion) takeover by Singapore Exchange Ltd.