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New Senate 'easier' to deal with: Brandis

AAP logoAAP 4/08/2016

Attorney-General George Brandis believes the new Senate will be easier to deal with than the last - despite having three extra crossbenchers to contend with.

The coalition will hold just 30 of 76 seats in the upper house, meaning it will need nine extra votes to pass laws or motions.

"We think actually this crossbench ... will be perhaps somewhat easier to deal with," Senator Brandis told ABC TV on Thursday, adding some former crossbenchers such as Glenn Lazarus were "impossible" to deal with.

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