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Credit to the boys. While the Senate sat late into the night debating the Gonski 2.0 legislation, up in the front of Parliament MPs, senators, staff and journalists gathered for the second NRL State of Origin match. Some Labor MPs and senators were dressed in blue for once, while some Victorians showed their rivalry with New South Wales by supporting Queensland. Warren Entsch, Sam Dastyari, Emma Husar, Jane Prentice, Matt Keogh, and Scott Ryan were among those in attendance at the event, which was put on by brewing companies. It's the first time in months that drinking Coopers in Parliament House has been uncontroversial. Seemingly unaware of, or unaffected by, the growing outrage over her comments suggesting kicking autistic kids out of regular classrooms earlier in the day, Pauline Hanson was cheering the Maroons on as they managed a surprise last-minute victory thanks to a late match conversion by Jonathan Thurston.