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?
It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?
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.
A big man with white hair dressed in red seemed to be the perfect surprise guest.
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Ricky Muir squeaked through on preferences last time around. Can he win his Senate seat again this time?
Will the crossbench senators vote for the ABCC bill to save themselves from a double dissolution election?
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.