Dorothy Dixers have long been a staple of question time in the Westminster parliamentary system, but no longer in Victoria thanks to a decision by the Andrews Government to replace them with Ministerial Statements in a move that has attracted the derision of its political opponents.
He was the long-shot candidate who snared a seat in Victoria’s Legislative Council with less than two per cent of the vote. So, where to now for the mild-mannered accountant from western Victoria, asks Scott Tibballs.
From socialist to Liberal, shooter to libertarian, David Leyonhjelm’s peripatetic political journey has landed him in the Senate and amid an eclectic crossbench. Derrick Krusche asked him what he thought of the Class of 2014.