As soon as the budget was through, the High Court spared no time in pulling the plug on the latest slew of parliamentary dual citizens.
Witnessing the Anzac Day dawn service at Villers Bretonneux was a huge honour, as was awkwardly waiting in line at the portaloo with the next King of England.
When Parliament House isn't erecting ghastly fences or overly expensive security gates, it's funneling Senators through temporary doors that look like they were designed by preschoolers.
Petitioning the Senate has a long history stretching back to the earliest days of our nation, and it's still the best way for the people to have their voice heard.
The upper house's strict timing for divisions leads to more than a few red faces as senators find themselves late to their own party.
The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.