Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.
As soon as the budget was through, the High Court spared no time in pulling the plug on the latest slew of parliamentary dual citizens.
It's important to the party to install a new senator quickly, ahead of any further debate on marriage equality or euthanasia, writes InDaily senior journalist Tom Richardson.
The failure of federal parliament to debate what we're doing in the Middle East both leads to mission creep and further widens the gap between voters and their ostensible leaders.
The Senate privileges committee has issued a damning report on the use of CCTV footage in parliament -- and a controversial figure is again under pressure.
Rather than addressing the very real problems of closing the gap of inequality and working towards achieving wider representation, our political leaders are discriminating further against Muslim women, writes Mehreen Faruqi, Australia's first female Muslim MP.
Brett Evans, writer at Inside Story finds the new member for Indi is ambitious, hard-working and eager to listen to voices outside the Canberra echo chamber.
We say goodbye to many long-serving parliamentarians this week, including Rob Oakeshott and Stephen Smith, Crikey intern Bension Siebert collected the best thoughts from them.