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As federal debt is poised to pass ½ a trillion Australian dollars ($500 billion), former Liberal Senator turned Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi told the Senate today that it was "extraordinary the Treasurer was able to raise the nation's debt without justifying it to Parliament".

You can watch Senator Bernardi’s senate speech in support of a debt ceiling – and attacking those who are blind to rising debt – below:



Full story: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/federal-government-debt-surges-past-halfatrillion-dollars-20170613-gwpvso.html