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City councillor sets sights on state parliament

UPDATED | City councillor and former senator Robert Simms has confirmed his intent to stand for state parliament, seeking the Greens’ nomination to replace Mark Parnell – but the retiring veteran’s longtime staffer has also entered the succession race.

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Edwards bows out as Libs gear up for battle

Former Senator Sean Edwards will not seek state preselection, citing policy differences with Steven Marshall’s partyroom, but long-retired former frontbencher Wayne Matthew has confirmed his candidacy in Davenport as Liberal nominations today closed for a raft of key seats.