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Crossbench SA senator Rex Patrick quits Centre Alliance party to run as an independent next election – ABC News

Senator Patrick will announce on Monday he is quitting his Centre Alliance party and will contest the next election as an independent. The former submariner took influential politician Nick Xenophon’s seat in federal parliament in 2017.

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South Australian crossbench Senator Rex Patrick will announce on Monday he is quitting his Centre Alliance party and will contest the next election as an independent.

  • Senator Patrick has been an outspoken critic of the next generation submarine contract and government transparency
  • Centre Alliance recorded a 19 per cent swing against it in the South Australian Senate vote at the last election
  • Senator Patrick’s website says his main policy platforms are promoting manufactu…

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