Derived from the British convention, Question Time is a daily allowance in both Houses for general questions that do not relate to the given agenda for the day; it is often a platform for political stoushes which serve only to amuse those involved. The general electorate regard it as playground bullying and childish name-calling and are further irritated by its broadcast on national television. The Senate version is only slightly less partisan than its Reps counterpart, but generally far more boring.