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Hinch’s Senate Diary: it’s all about timing in the upper house

Hinch’s Senate Diary: it’s all about timing in the upper house

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.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: this country needs a taskforce against time-wasters

Hinch’s Senate Diary: this country needs a taskforce against time-wasters

The Senate is waterlogged with outdated processes that parties use to waste time on obscure issues, and it's about time someone moves to clean it up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘I fucking well will get my picture in the paper tomorrow, Derryn!’

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘I fucking well will get my picture in the paper tomorrow, Derryn!’

Fingers were pointed and teeth were bared in the trenches of the Senate this week, even if it was just for the cameras.

Hanson’s henchmen caught with their pants down, and the bereaved pay the price

Hanson’s henchmen caught with their pants down, and the bereaved pay the price

From toilets to Twitter, the delusions of One Nation run deep.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

Hinch’s Senate Diary: call someone else, I’m on the phone to justice

Amongst the shrewd and the slippery on Capital Hill, Senator Derryn Hinch pledges to stick to his knitting.

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

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.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

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.

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?

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?

Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

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