The Liberal Party periodically debates its lack of diversity, but seems to prefer women would shut up if they're going to cause trouble.
There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
Legislation for drug testing welfare recipients, robo-debt reports, NBN tax, and first speeches all happened in parliament while focus was on Gonski.
Good morning, early birds. It's federal budget day, and the papers are full of tips on what to expect when Scott Morrison hands down his second budget as Treasurer. It's the news you need to know, by Emily Watkins and Max Chalmers.