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Andrew McLachlan to replace Cory Bernardi | Channel 7 News

Channel 7 News

State President of the Legislative Council Liberal member Andrew McLachlan has been endorsed by an overwhelming majority to replace controversial figure Cory Bernardi in the federal senate.

The 54-year-old says he has no plans to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, who defected from the Liberals to form his own party. “As a newly-minted senator, perhaps next week, I’m planning to avoid controversy, as you can understand, and just work hard.”

Mr McLachlan’s appointment is considered a win for moderate Liberals.