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Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Good morning, early birds. A Coalition filibuster has marked a new record for longest parliamentary question time, and documents reveal that Home Affairs sought to exempt Paladin from FOI laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Whatever the question, the answer is John Setka

Whatever the question, the answer is John Setka

There are six degrees of separation between any two human beings on the planet, the old theory goes. As far as the Coalition are concerned there are far fewer between John Setka and any given topic.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Hunt for victory ... enjoy your own question time at home ... mea culpa (sort of) ....

Guess how many times Labor mentioned penalty rates in question time?

Guess how many times Labor mentioned penalty rates in question time?

Does anyone want to talk about anything other than penalty rates and energy? Anyone? No? OK then ...

Preferences dominate Parliament on who dealt with Hanson and how

Preferences dominate Parliament on who dealt with Hanson and how

The government's shaky argument in defence of the WA Liberals' preference deal with Pauline Hanson in question time today didn't last too long.

A cross-party statement from the House of Representatives: keep question time sacred

A cross-party statement from the House of Representatives: keep question time sacred

The protesters who hijacked question time on Wednesday threaten Australia's most sacred institution, writes satirist Ben Pobjie.

Will Turnbull’s new rules really ‘improve’ question time?

Will Turnbull’s new rules really ‘improve’ question time?

How does Malcolm plan to improve the sideshow that is question time? Crikey intern Mark Kearney reports.

Rundle: Abbott’s Goebbels gaffe sticks to the script

Rundle: Abbott’s Goebbels gaffe sticks to the script

Tony Abbott follows a strict three-step process to cocking up -- and all three were in evidence yesterday with his Goebbels remark.

Economic ‘green shoots’ vanishing fast despite Abbott’s spin

Economic ‘green shoots’ vanishing fast despite Abbott’s spin

The Prime Minister's claims about the economy are clearly contradicted by the Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates. It's time he was honest with voters, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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.