In boost for Australian PM, right-wing party loses power to block his bills


SYDNEY (Reuters) – A defection from Australia’s most prominent right-wing political party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, on Thursday robbed it of its ability to block Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s legislation, raising the prospect he can introduce tax cuts.

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the start of the Leaders’ Plenary session during the one-off summit of 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2018. Mark Metcalfe/Pool via REUTERS

Brian Burston, who will now sit in the upper house Senate as an…



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