Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
The system allows voters to pick their first, second- and third-choice candidates – and could encourage more civil campaigns.
The loyalists won the referendum vote this time, but the result was close enough to give hope to pro-independence supporters for votes in 2020 and 2022.
Thirty years after deadly protests erupted in Australia's close neighbour, New Caledonians head to the polls again to vote on whether to remain a part of France.
Attorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda.
Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far.
It was the week that saw a parliamentary committee recommend a referendum to end the dual citizenship debacle- but the idea was immediately shut down by the government.
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.
The abolition of citizen referendums in the Netherlands will do little to remedy the distrust in the political system – and could strengthen Geert Wilders' far-right party.
Nigel Farage says he is now more open to the idea of a second Brexit referendum. Is that a good or bad idea?
It seems almost inevitable Iraqi Kurdistan will separate from the rest of Iraq – but going it alone will be hugely difficult.
Bill Shorten's policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull's position.
Politics podcast: Michael Cooney on an Australian republic.
Michael Cooney says becoming a republic would give Australians important new symbols of national unity.
Of the 34 state ballot initiatives seeking to limit or abolish the death penalty, 31 have failed. Is this democracy at its worst?
Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
He's been gone for 40 years but the Duke could still make a valuable philosophical contribution to the Brexit debate.
Tony Abbott's proposal for a constitutional change to make it easier for a government to pass legislation blocked by the Senate does not have support in his own electorate, according to polling.
The Italians have rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform package. Now the real struggle for Italy begins.
The "no" result from Italy's referendum is likely to brew political and economic uncertainty for some time yet.
Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.