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Nash replacement ineligible for Senate seat

Hollie Hughes has been ruled ineligible to replace Fiona Nash.
Hollie Hughes has been ruled ineligible to replace Fiona Nash.

LIBERAL Hollie Hughes - who was set to replace ousted dual citizen Fiona Nash in the senate - has also been ruled ineligible to sit in Parliament.

The High Court found today Ms Hughes was ineligible to take up the role under Section 44 of the Constitution because she held an office of profit.

Until October 30, three days after the High Court handed down its finding on the "citizenship seven", Ms Hughes was a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Retired army general Jim Molan will replace Ms Hughes as the next Liberal candidate on the ticket at the 2016 election.

Mr Molan received a massive 10,182 primary votes at the election, second only to that of Defence Minister Marise Payne, but was not elected due to his spot on the ticket.

A key Tony Abbott supporter, his swearing in will add to conservative voices within the Coalition party room.

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Enough is enough: Bruce Hwy north of Gympie to get millions

The Bruce Highway between Gympie and Tiaro has become a new death stretch of the highway, and calls have escalated for the fast tracking of plans to upgrade it. The LNP has now promised $13.2 million to upgrade the deadliest intersections just north of Gympie.

LNP promises to spend millions on dangerous intersections

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Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls (right) inspecting the Austchilli processing plant.

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