Weary senators face working into the weekend to pass backlog of bills |

Weary senators face working into the weekend to pass backlog of bills | World news | NewsWire
Labor senator Sam Dastyari speaks in the Senate on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

The Senate is set to impose conditions on the government’s proposed $5bn asset recycling fund and to reject a plan to loosen visa requirements for international workers on offshore oil rigs, as weary senators face working into the weekend to pass bills before the winter break.

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Weary senators face working into the weekend to pass backlog of bills

Weary senators face working into the weekend to pass backlog of bills | World news | NewsWire
Labor senator Sam Dastyari speaks in the Senate on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

The Senate is set to impose conditions on the government’s proposed $5bn asset recycling fund and to reject a plan to loosen visa requirements for international workers on offshore oil rigs, as weary senators face working into the weekend to pass bills before the winter break.

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Bernie Ecclestone tells court he paid banker to buy silence over tax affairs | Sport

Bernie Ecclestone tells court he paid banker to buy silence over tax affairs | Sport
Bernie Ecclestone arrives in a court in Munich to give detailed evidence in his bribery trial for the first time. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/AFP/Getty Images

The Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone, told a Munich court that a multimillion-dollar payment to a jailed German banker was designed to buy the man's silence about his tax affairs.

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