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Senate scraps photography restrictions

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016 Belinda Merhab

The shenanigans of the Senate will now be on full display following the scrapping of restrictive photography rules.

And it's thanks to the man known as the Human Headline - shock jock turned senator Derryn Hinch.

The Senate on Thursday agreed to Senator Hinch's motion to end restrictive media coverage rules in the upper house.

As it stands now, photographs can only be taken of the senator who has the call, unlike in the House of Representatives where the media can photograph any MP at any time.

But that will change as of November 28, when photography rules for both chambers will be the same.

Senator Hinch vowed overturning the "ridiculous" rule would be his first move as a senator.

He insisted it wasn't about getting more exposure for himself, but rather ensuring voters could make fully informed decisions at elections.

"If you get caught nibbling your ear wax, or counting your money or dozing: tough."

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