NSW Labor and the Queensland LNP both held conferences over the weekend. There was the usual shouting into microphones and occasional angry scenes but it is all part of democracy in action.
The LNP state conference in Brisbane considered 100 motions but it was just one that drew the headlines.
The Young Nationals proposed a motion to abolish Abstudy; a scheme in place to provide rent assistance and additional tutorial help for indigenous students.
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