Topic archives: Senate

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

February 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Senate has put the kybosh on a plan to sequester 70 gigalitres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for irrigators. Plus, the Barnaby Joyce circus shows no sign of packing up anytime soon. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

February 8, 2018 8

There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

December 11, 2017 8

Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?

Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

November 16, 2017 8

It was a disgrace that we were even there, waiting to see what strangers had decreed as to how gay people would be allowed to live their lives, writes Senator Derryn Hinch

Rue Britannia: secret Englishman Parry should bugger off

November 1, 2017 22

Stephen Parry may or may not be British, but there's no denying that he's definitely a fool.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I’m not taking the bait on marriage equality anymore

September 28, 2017 9

I foolishly engaged Vote No campaigner Senator Cory Bernardi on Twitter after he accused me of headline-hunting, explains Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: on One Nation’s Brian Burston and other boofheads

September 14, 2017 2

I called a fellow Senator a "boofhead" on Twitter the other day. I regret nothing.

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

September 6, 2017 11

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?

Matthewson: what’s a guy gotta do to pass marriage equality around here?

July 28, 2017 9

Dean Smith continues to press on with plans to overturn or bypass the Liberals’ plebiscite policy by bringing a private member’s bill on marriage equality to the Parliament.