Outgoing federal Senator Nick Xenophon was a master at the political photo opp.
Will the crossbench senators vote for the ABCC bill to save themselves from a double dissolution election?
A double dissolution would put the legislative ball squarely in the progressives' court, writes Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.
The federal government says there is "merit" in investigating the effects of "infrasound" and wind turbines. But state environment ministers have said that's total bunk.
B.A. Santamaria's brainchild, the Democratic Labour Party, has been torn apart by dissent, internal strife and, perhaps, because there aren't any Communists left to fight.
John Madigan's private member's bill to limit sex-selective abortion is woefully out of date, writes Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University College of Medicine.