According to polling, Nick Xenophon and his team are on track to secure about three Senate spots.
The Senate reforms and a double-dissolution election means that it is difficult to predict who will be sitting in the upper house after July 2. But you can count on Nick Xenophon being there.
Ricky Muir from the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party this week made an unsuccessful last roll of the dice to try to delay the government's Senate voting reform legislation.
Ricky Muir makes up his mind based on how he thinks the proposed policy will affect ordinary Australians like himself.
Australia’s political system would be better off with more ordinary people and fewer career party politicians in the Senate. It would thus be more representative of ordinary Australians, not less.
Malcolm Turnbull and Mathias Cormann have announced changes to the Senate voting system.
The government is set to secure reforms to the Senate voting system that will squeeze out micro-players.
Control of preferences for electing the Senate has switched almost entirely to the party organisations.
Reform to how Australia's Senate is elected should happen – but only if it genuinely strengthens voters’ rights.
The government knows that solar panel subsidies are very popular with voters.
Federal industry minister Ian Macfarlane has finally revealed his opening gambit on negotiations on the future of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). He and environment minister Greg Hunt have pledged to…
Senator Ricky Muir is seeking a good working relationship with the Coalition government.
As senators prepare for tomorrow’s swearing in, Motoring Enthusiast Party senator Ricky Muir’s strong message to the government…
Motoring Enthusiast Party senator-elect Ricky Muir has reaffirmed his place in the PUP senate voting bloc.
Motoring Enthusiast Party senator-elect Ricky Muir has reaffirmed his unity with the Palmer United Party, as Clive Palmer…
The PUP bloc will only be able to act on issues the major parties disagree on.
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If you believe the recent media reports about the composition of the Senate from July 1 next year, you’d think we were facing three years of the Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party (PUP) “bloc” holding…