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Why Fatima Payman crossing the floor was so rare

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On Tuesday night, WA Senator Fatima Payman did what no Labor Government member had done since 1988 – she crossed the floor of the Senate to vote against her party. Payman voted with the Greens and two independents on a motion asking the Senate to urgently recognise a Palestinian state. In today’s deep dive, we’ll explore her historic move, why she did it, and what’s next.

Hosts: Sam Koslowski and Lucy Tassell

Audio producer: Orla Maher

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