Problems with section 44 of the Constitution have absorbed a great deal of time, money and energy over the past year – it's time all politicians worked towards genuine reform.
While all the attention has been on section 44 of the Australian Consitution, some state constitutions may require closer scrutiny as well.
Just when we thought the dual citizenship debacle was coming to an end, there may be another sting in our Constitution's tail.
Liberal backbench senator Dean Smith will challenge on Saturday his party's decision not to field a candidate in the byelection for the federal seat of Perth.
A report into the dual citizenship saga provides a number of practical recommendations to improve compliance with section 44 of the Constitution, but also confirms there is no easy fix.
Ahead, the choice is between a patch-up or a proper solution. The patch up is inevitable in the short term but is a cop-out as a long-term answer.
While Labor is likely to win all four of the upcoming byelections in seats it holds, Rebekha Sharkie faces a tougher fight in the South Australian seat of Mayo.
The decision has reignited the citizenship crisis and transformed the political landscape.
Today's High Court decision on whether Labor Senator Katy Gallagher is eligible to hold her seat will have significant implications for the whole parliament.
If the government clinches the tax cut legislation it will be a major victory – with its own irony.
Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
The reallocation is short and long Senate terms for Tasmania distorts the 2016 election result.
Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Embattled Labor MP Susan Lamb has hit back at government pressure for her to quit parliament over her dual citizenship.
The High Court has ruled that Steve Martin is eligible to enter the Senate to replace the disqualified Jacqui Lambie.
The now-infamous section 44 of the Australian Constitution was a last-minute change by the authors, drafted in private and accepted out of weariness.
The Coalition now trails 48-52% on the two-party vote – the best result for it since April last year.
As the fallout from the dual citizenship saga continues, the Greens and Labor are set to fight a close contest in Batman, while Nick Xenophon has work to do ahead of the South Australian election.
Labor MP David Feeney has quit parliament and triggered a byelection in the Victorian seat of Batman.
2017 has felt like a chaotic year in Australian politics, and one in which policy progress has been swamped by other distractions. We can only hope that 2018 is calmer and more productive.