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MPs plot to kill Dorothy Dix after Speaker coup

Government MPs could be banned from asking staged questions as Upper House crossbenchers prepare to back a Bill that saw Speaker Josh Teague turfed from the chair in a mid-week midnight coup – with a new push to also mandate an independent Legislative Council president.

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Greens unveil new candidate and balance of power hopes

The South Australian Greens are hopeful of becoming the state’s “third political force” and holding the balance of power in the Upper House, after electing a young environmental campaigner as their number two Legislative Council candidate for next year’s state election.