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Greens toppled by preference whispering

Greens toppled by preference whispering

The Greens have been almost completely removed from Victoria's upper house. But it's good news for Labor.

How the ‘preference cabal’ will help micro-parties in Victoria

How the ‘preference cabal’ will help micro-parties in Victoria

While the practice is distasteful to some, the 'preference whisperer' Glenn Druery seems to have done his job well.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the new ins and outs of the Senate ‘doors’

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the new ins and outs of the Senate ‘doors’

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.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: funny cigarettes in Point Piper, resignations and the year in review

Hinch’s Senate Diary: funny cigarettes in Point Piper, resignations and the year in review

Just remember: a person who says three times that they won't resign, will.

What is ‘parliamentary privilege’ and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

What is ‘parliamentary privilege’ and can I use it to slag off my enemies?

How does parliamentary privilege work? Is it really an infallible get-out-of-jail-free card?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

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

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the voters don’t trust government anymore and neither do I

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the voters don’t trust government anymore and neither do I

The section 44 fiasco has annihilated voters' trust in government. And I can't say I blame them, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.