How do our
Senators dawdle away their time during all those boring sessions?
Question Time is the only entertainment they get, and committee work is
indeterminable. Now the Ambit Gambit
blog has an answer – for one of them, anyway. Queensland Liberal Brett
Mason seems to have got himself a PhD during his spare time. What a
clever chappie. All this and his famous trip to Cuba, with George
Brandis, that provided Alan Ramsey – and, indeed, much of the Gallery –
with hours of innocent merriment.

Crikey understands another
Senator, South Australian Labor’s Linda Kirk, is also taking advantage
of her time in Canberra to do postgraduate work through the ANU. Is
there anyone else we should know about?