It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
The Institute's analysis suggests that, at best, after next year's half-Senate
election the ALP and Greens could have 38 senators – although more likely they would have 37.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election.
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The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for a national ICAC, says "that would be wrong."
The government's company tax cut for big business has received a further blow.
The government has been forced to put off a vote on its tax cut for big business.
Labor retains a 53-47% unchanged two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.
Politics podcast: Derryn Hinch on surviving the senate.
After spending a year immersed in the parliamentary machine, broadcaster-turned-senator Derryn Hinch is keen to see a more efficient Senate.
Incoming Victorian senator Derryn Hinch has the potential to be an ally or an enemy to the government's agenda.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
It is hard to inquire about a suppression order you do not know exists because discussion of its existence and contents has been suppressed.