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An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: this country needs a taskforce against time-wasters

Hinch’s Senate Diary: this country needs a taskforce against time-wasters

The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

The dos and don’ts for media working in Parliament

The dos and don’ts for media working in Parliament

What can and can't you get away with doing if you're a journalist or photographer working in Parliament?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Drone warfare in TV news ... vote early, vote often on AEC website ... political football in the chamber ... correspondence from Albo ...

Political football

Political football

Who doesn't want to see a scoreboard in the House of Representatives?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Saying goodbye ... a bum steer ... there ain't nothing like a dame ...

Poll Bludger: and the next federal election will be held on …

Poll Bludger: and the next federal election will be held on …

Myriad factors influence when Malcolm Turnbull will decide the date for the next election.

Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Mr Smith goes to Canberra: meet your new Speaker

Who exactly is Tony Smith? Crikey takes a close look through his past (and expenses) to acquaint ourselves with the new Speaker.

Echo chamber: where have all the MPs gone?

Echo chamber: where have all the MPs gone?

The House of Reps and Senate are usually nearly empty during parliamentary debate. So what do our elected representatives do all day? Former Greens staffer Colin Jacobs gives a sneak peek.

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

Ahead of the US midterms, the Democrats vital signs are ebbing in some key states.