Doug Jones has won a tough battle to represent Alabama in the US Senate; meanwhile, the crucial byelection in Bennelong is neck-and-neck, with huge implications for the government if it loses.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in Australian politics.
What on earth was Julie Bishop thinking when she declared she'd support a 'formal investigation' into this week's damaging cabinet leak?
The polls are showing a close contest in the Bennelong byelection between the Liberals' John Alexander and Labor's Kristina Keneally.
Michelle Grattan and Nick Klomp discuss the week in politics.
If Kristina Keneally could wrest Bennelong once again for Labor, the opposition would inflict a massive blow on the Coalition.
Labor is running high-profile former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally in the December 16 Bennelong byelection.