Topic archives: australian senate

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

February 15, 2018 6

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

December 7, 2017 5

Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

November 30, 2017 3

Passing the marriage equality bill through the lower house, travelling to remote India to meet with the Dalai Lama; it's business as usual for Senator Derryn Hinch

Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her narrow views

November 17, 2017 22

The parliamentary love-in over Jacqui Lambie obscures her track record as a passionate advocate for Islamophobic and anti-immigrant policies, writes Kara Schlegl

How the Greens outfoxed the Coalition and might have killed the citizenship changes

September 14, 2017 9

The clock is ticking on Dutton's citizenship rules after a motion from the Greens and some lucky timing.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: heartrending stories from pelvic mesh inquiry

August 31, 2017 3

Derryn Hinch reflects upon the pelvic mesh Senate inquiry and why political name-calling is ramping up already.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

August 23, 2017 12

Behind the scene Senate dealings lead me to believe there are those in the Labor camp who would vote No on same-sex marriage, writes Derryn Hinch, but why do they refuse to say so?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

August 17, 2017 4

Derryn Hinch reflects on how questions about his citizenship inadvertently started this now Government threatening dual citizenship debacle.

In a double dissolution, who gets three-year terms and who gets the full six?

May 18, 2016 4

All senators have to fight for their seats in a double dissolution election, but some are only elected for three years. How do we determine who gets the short straw?

Media briefs: Glasgow counts down … live from Tamworth … see the Senate …

Media briefs: Glasgow counts down … live from Tamworth … see the Senate …

March 17, 2016

Poor Will Glasgow, suffering through his current employment. Plus other media tidbits of the day.