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Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

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.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: where were you during the Post-2018 Budget Massacre?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: where were you during the Post-2018 Budget Massacre?

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.

How to make political party funding pass the pub test

How to make political party funding pass the pub test

How do we break the cycle of controversy over how our politicians spend money on themselves?

Meet the Family First old hands battling for Bob Day’s seat

Meet the Family First old hands battling for Bob Day’s seat

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.

Failure to debate Syria undermines our politics

Failure to debate Syria undermines our politics

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.

Senate committee slams parliamentary department over use of CCTV

Senate committee slams parliamentary department over use of CCTV

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.

The ABC should take ads

The ABC should take ads

Crikey readers talk the ABC and why federal Parliament is like soccer.

Mehreen Faruqi: Muslim women don’t need glass cages — or glass ceilings

Mehreen Faruqi: Muslim women don’t need glass cages — or glass ceilings

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.

Cathy McGowan, the outsider’s insider, settles into political life

Cathy McGowan, the outsider’s insider, settles into political life

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.

Fond farewells: more valedictory speeches from departing MPs

Fond farewells: more valedictory speeches from departing MPs

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.