April 12, 2018 3
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.
April 5, 2018 2
The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
March 29, 2018 16
Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.
March 21, 2018 4
From toilets to Twitter, the delusions of One Nation run deep.
March 1, 2018 6
Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
November 1, 2017 22
Stephen Parry may or may not be British, but there's no denying that he's definitely a fool.
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.
September 14, 2017 2
I called a fellow Senator a "boofhead" on Twitter the other day. I regret nothing.
September 6, 2017 11
Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?
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.
July 24, 2017 15
The Greens can be confident they have their seats in Victoria and Tasmania locked down for years to come. But every other state is a crapshoot from here.
July 19, 2017 31
It’s hard to believe that Ludlam would become the third non-senator to be forced to fall on his rusty sword this 45th Parliament. But I shall not be the fourth, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
July 17, 2017 11
A hitherto obscure and low-order candidate has been thrust into the spotlight: Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old disability advocate with cerebral palsy.
June 29, 2017 9
How I managed to reference the most infamous fellatio-that-wasn't in the Senate.
June 22, 2017 10
In this week's dispatch from the red chamber, Senator Derryn Hinch reveals an emotional moment in Parliament, Christopher Pyne's pep talk and why he's calling a One Nation Senator a bastard.