Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joins a crowded field battling for the relatively small right-of-centre vote.
After all of the legal controversies of the past year we have ended up in essentially the same position – the Senate will include a One Nation senator from Western Australia, but not Rod Culleton.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
The Rod Culleton saga still has some way to go before its conclusion. But it is almost certain that he will not be able to continue as a senator.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
An analysis of more than 30 years of congressional voting reveals that a few key members of Congress determine whether a president will achieve their agenda. Who are they, and can Trump win them over?
Elections worldwide are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. But, typically, the electronic systems adopted suffer from weak transparency and scrutiny even when the outcome is challenged.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
George Brandis faces the second inquiry within months into his conduct.
Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
Attorney-General George Brandis has pre-empted his opponents in the Senate by rescinding his controversial direction that all requests to the Solicitor-General for advice must go through him.
Hopes among Democrats of gaining a majority in the Senate were dashed. Here's what a narrow Republican majority might mean moving forward.
A Senate inquiry has called for Attorney-General George Brandis to be censured for misleading parliament.
Now that same-sex marriage will not be put to a national vote, it is up to the Prime Minister to ensure that marriage equality is written into law.
Pauline Hanson has backed the referral of her Western Australian senator Rod Culleton to the High Court to determine his eligibility to sit in parliament, declaring it a matter of integrity.
Swinburne University political scientist Bryan Cranston makes his final US Election Day predictions.
The departure of up to two crossbench senators and the uncertainty over who might replace them is giving the government fresh obstacles in their efforts to pass legislation.
Malcolm Turnbull laughs off the suggestion that this week's extraordinary developments mean the Senate is in chaos. Okay, let's humour the Prime Minister.
Further uncertainty has been thrown over the Senate crossbench, with the government now moving to have the High Court determine whether One Nation's Rod Culleton was ineligible for election.