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Bob Day High Court case would set a precedent and have far-reaching implications, legal expert says

The likely High Court case about Bob Day’s eligibility to be a senator will set a legal precedent that could endanger other politicians’ right to sit in Parliament.

The impending case will revolve around an anti-corruption section of the constitution that prohibits parliamentarians from having even an indirect relationship with companies that get government contracts.

Ine 2bBut the section is not precise and has never been tested by a full bench of the High Court.

A ruling in the…

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