The Greens have been almost completely removed from Victoria's upper house. But it's good news for Labor.
While the practice is distasteful to some, the 'preference whisperer' Glenn Druery seems to have done his job well.
When Parliament House isn't erecting ghastly fences or overly expensive security gates, it's funneling Senators through temporary doors that look like they were designed by preschoolers.
Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.
It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
Just remember: a person who says three times that they won't resign, will.
Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.
Passing the marriage equality bill through the lower house, travelling to remote India to meet with the Dalai Lama; it's business as usual for Senator Derryn Hinch
The section 44 fiasco has annihilated voters' trust in government. And I can't say I blame them, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.