Senate, senators not needed in Australia

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I NEVER thought I would ever see the day when I would get a laugh when casting my vote.

Being a former house painter, when I was handed the white sheet to fill in I thought the person wanted me to hang some wallpaper.

The sheet was wider than the booth in which we all had to vote.

Over the years I have wondered why Australia needs a Senate.

All the Senators seem to do is get in the way of the government of the day and its decisions.

When it comes to watchdogs over our politicians, we have a very strong media, therefore why a Senate? Can you imagine what it costs to run for very little benefit?

CHARLIE GIBSON, Falcon.