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

Crikey November 17, 2017 22 Comments

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

Sally Whyte September 14, 2017 9 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch August 31, 2017 3 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch August 23, 2017 12 Comments

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

Derryn Hinch August 17, 2017 4 Comments

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?

Sally Whyte May 18, 2016 4 Comments

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 …

Crikey March 17, 2016

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

Would the Senate reform spell the end of micro-parties?

William Bowe February 23, 2016 13 Comments

Is this the end for micro-parties, preference harvesters and tablecloth ballots?

Sorry, Leyonhjelm, group ticket voting is an expensive, time-wasting indulgence

Sorry, Leyonhjelm, group ticket voting is an expensive, time-wasting indulgence

Charles Richardson October 15, 2015 7 Comments

Why not make things properly simple, and get rid of preferences entirely for Senate voting?

Rundle: c’mon everyone, let’s play Senate Bingo!

Rundle: c’mon everyone, let’s play Senate Bingo!

Guy Rundle August 26, 2014 14 Comments

Will David Leyonhelm vote with the Greens on same-sex marriage? Will Ricky Muir back the Coalition on foreign policy? Play Crikey's handy Senate Bingo game and find out!