Micro-parties could well be in for some seats in Victoria's upper house, with the Shooters and Fishers and the Country Alliance contenders to get over the line.
Tasmania's Upper House politicians seem to be gearing up to say "I don't" to gay marriage when they vote on the issue, probably this week. Crikey runs the numbers.
The union representing parliamentary staff taking on Ted Baillieu over a new pay deal has referred Liberal Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson to Fair Work Australia.
Crikey can exclusively reveal that the secretive Christian sect, the Exclusive Brethren, has gone to great lengths to obtain parliamentary lobbying status for two of its leading Sydney members, writes Alex Mitchell.