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Meet the crossbenchers of the 46th Parliament

Meet the crossbenchers of the 46th Parliament

The House of Representatives crossbench will have its work cut out to make a dent on the major parties. Who are the MPs filling out the ranks?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?

Poll Bludger: will 2019 herald the triumphant return of the two-party system?

Poll Bludger: will 2019 herald the triumphant return of the two-party system?

The recent trend of voters failing to deliver seats for alternative parties may seem reminiscent of a similar shift in the UK, but there's more to it than voters simply returning to tradition.

Clive Palmer appears at crossbench Christmas drinks

Clive Palmer appears at crossbench Christmas drinks

A big man with white hair dressed in red seemed to be the perfect surprise guest.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Palmer in the House ... of backpackers and bastards ... ARIAs faux pas ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Rod Culleton to face court ... Cisco the world's best employer? ... Latham on Trump ...

Rundle: even Pauline Hanson might be good for the Senate

Rundle: even Pauline Hanson might be good for the Senate

Filling the crossbenches with micro-parties this election is not necessarily a bad thing.

On the road again: can Ricky Muir capture lightning in a bottle?

On the road again: can Ricky Muir capture lightning in a bottle?

Ricky Muir squeaked through on preferences last time around. Can he win his Senate seat again this time?

What if the crossbenchers call Turnbull’s ABCC bill bluff?

What if the crossbenchers call Turnbull’s ABCC bill bluff?

Will the crossbench senators vote for the ABCC bill to save themselves from a double dissolution election?

Poll Bludger: Turnbull not so much Tony, but Rudd circa 2009

Poll Bludger: Turnbull not so much Tony, but Rudd circa 2009

It would perhaps be going too far to say that Turnbull has squibbed the greatest moral challenge of our time, or that his good government has lost its way. But not by much.