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cross-bench

Brit a seat in Parliament occupied by a neutral or independent member
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Independent MP, Bob Katter, said the cross bench would move immediately on a royal commission into banks following the resignation of Liberal MP, John Alexander.
It is believed to centre on changes put forward by the convenor of the cross bench peers, Baroness D'Souza.
WORCESTER - Tears streamed down Bethany O'Dell's reddened face as she joined her senior teammates for a group hug at the end of the Holy Cross bench late in yesterday's Patriot League tournament semifinal against Lehigh.
But whatever the reason for their success, it is now is difficult to see other minor parties, let alone individuals, challenging the purchase that the Greens (4 MLCs), Christian Democrats (2) and Shooters (2) have on the cross bench.
John McEntee was booked for the second time in the 46th minute and was not sent-off but was substituted by a relieved Cross bench soon afterwards.
We are calling on the South Australian cross bench senators to oppose these Liberal cuts to our Gonski agreement.
Late night sittings of the Legislative Council, where votes are traded by cross bench parties, does not replace informed public consultation and a genuine testing of ideas and recommendations.
Thomas and Simmons hit 3-pointers from just about the same spot in front of the Holy Cross bench to start a 12-0 spurt.
The Lords already has a Cross Bench for peers who do not belong to any party.
The Government wants to replace the hereditary system with an Appointments Commission to nominate cross bench peers while the remainder of the Lords would be appointed along party lines.