Lobby groups have several techniques to try and get their arguments heard by both the public and those in the seats of power.
Former Family First Senator Bob Day will not be required to pay back the close to half a million he owes to the taxpayer.
Cory Bernardi has Family First's social policies but not its big government and censorship inclinations.
Plus, the one thing Senator Derryn Hinch has in common with Donald Trump.
Day is a long-time friend and ideological soulmate of the South Australian firebrand Senator, writes InDaily journalist Tom Richardson.
Constitutional rules surrounding Australian elections represent centuries-old British legal language and morality. And they should be done away with.