It's only the third business day of the 45th Parliament, but government senators were forced to waste time talking about a range of topics from TV shows to chia seeds after running out of business to debate.
Highlights included Queenslander James McGrath speaking about his love for the Australian flag, before talking enthusiastically about his favourite TV show, Last Night Of The Proms.
The senate filibuster is the government's second tactical setback, after losing three votes in the House of Representatives two weeks ago when some government MPs left early.
There are five sitting weeks left this year, may god have mercy on our souls.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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