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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.

How to make politics even less credible: Macdonald for Senate president

How to make politics even less credible: Macdonald for Senate president

With Stephen Parry gone, one of the worst performers in the Senate fancies himself a chance to replace him as president.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Registered Organisation Commission to immediately face the music ... calling time on Malcolm Roberts ... a new low for Ian Macdonald ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Is Joel Bowden mulling a political career? ... Culleton knows the law ... Guardian has it both ways ...

Things that happened in Parliament this week other than Gonski

Things that happened in Parliament this week other than Gonski

Legislation for drug testing welfare recipients, robo-debt reports, NBN tax, and first speeches all happened in parliament while focus was on Gonski.

Who are the big players in estimates?

Who are the big players in estimates?

For senators like Penny Wong, Eric Abetz, Cory Bernardi, Murray Watt, Malcolm Roberts, estimates is their time to shine.

Crikey Worm: healthcare changes mooted, Schapelle comes home, Manus class action

Crikey Worm: healthcare changes mooted, Schapelle comes home, Manus class action

Good morning, early birds. The government is considering radical changes to the health system, Schapelle Corby has returned to Australia, and a class action brought by detainees on Manus Island will begin this week. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

How much does the PM's chief of staff earn? ... Margaret Court v Margaret Court Arena ... just when you thought Macdonald was the worst ...

Macdonald picks his hill to die on with Gold Pass debate

Macdonald picks his hill to die on with Gold Pass debate

Then, after being defeated on the Gold Pass, Macdonald was still determined to be a pain in the arse.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Macdonald goes down whinging ... rickrolled ... chicken Latin ...