The upper house's strict timing for divisions leads to more than a few red faces as senators find themselves late to their own party.
The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.
Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.
From toilets to Twitter, the delusions of One Nation run deep.
Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.
Good morning, early birds. The Senate has put the kybosh on a plan to sequester 70 gigalitres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for irrigators. Plus, the Barnaby Joyce circus shows no sign of packing up anytime soon. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?
It was a disgrace that we were even there, waiting to see what strangers had decreed as to how gay people would be allowed to live their lives, writes Senator Derryn Hinch