The answer is a conditional "yes", writes cybersecurity consultant Ian Brightwell.
Malcolm Turnbull's once unchallenged standing is coming under pressure. His election performance has elevated Bill Shorten.
The Senate might be the last bastion of legitimate democratic representation in Australia.
Filling the crossbenches with micro-parties this election is not necessarily a bad thing.
For the court to decide in Senator Bob Day's favour, the full bench may have to reject the reasoning of a former chief justice.
Nick Xenophon could emerge a very powerful man indeed after the upcoming federal election.
A double dissolution would put the legislative ball squarely in the progressives' court, writes Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.