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Unaligned house not so ideal

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The Legislative Council chamber in Tasmania's Parliament House - originally the Customs House - is an anachronism.

Seemingly little has changed under its high, ornate ceiling in more than 160 years, yet it's greatest tradition is about to come crashing down.

The near-certain election of two new members, both from major parties, will end the monopoly of the independents.

For many, this is something to bemoan, believing that it's been to the benefit of Tasmania's democracy that the upper house has, until now, always had a majority of........

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