Labor senator crosses floor to support Palestine statehood

Miriam Webber
Updated June 25 2024 - 6:33pm, first published 5:56pm

Labor senator Fatima Payman crossed the floor on Tuesday evening to vote with crossbenchers on a failed motion to recognise the state of Palestine in the Senate.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

Miriam Webber is a federal politics and public sector reporter, with a keen interest in integrity, transparency and accountability in government. She has been a member of the federal political bureau since 2023, and previously worked as the city reporter. Reach her at