Marriage equality supporters protesting outside the Tasmanian Liberal Party state council this week.
A 'No' result in the postal ballot would leave a running sore that would further reduce Malcolm Turnbull's diminished authority.
Malcolm Roberts is one of several MPs currently before the High Court.
The High Court has set hearing dates of October 10, 11 and 12 for MPs' dual citizenship cases.
The government tells High Court it would be willing to pay costs of those before the court
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss the week in politics.
With the eligibility of the Nationals’ leadership under question, Malcolm Turnbull has had a nightmarish week.
Malcolm Turnbull is an optimist, or so he always tells us, and he'll be looking at how things could all work out for the best in the best of worlds.
Fiona Nash made a statement to the Senate just before it rose on Thursday night for a fornight’s break.
The deputy leader of the Nationals, Fiona Nash, has been found to have dual British nationality.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is one of five MPs caught out in the ban in dual citizens holding seats.
The High Court ruling over the five MPs' legitimacy to hold seats may hang on whether they took reasonable steps to renounce their non-Australian citizenships.
Barnaby Joyce has now renounced his New Zealand citizenship but his future is yet to be determined.
Let’s get one point straight. The crisis around Barnaby Joyce has been caused by one simple oversight by one person. Joyce was careless in not properly checking whether he complied with the citizenship…
Barnaby Joyce has been revealed to have New Zealand citizenship.
We have it from the New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English that Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of his country. We have it from the Australian Constitution that you can’t be a federal MP if you are a dual…
Barnaby Joyce may be a New Zealand citizen.
The government has been rocked by advice that Barnaby Joyce may be a New Zealand citizen, which would make him ineligible to be an MP.
Legal experts are unsure what the High Court may decide on Matt Canavan.
Even if Matt Canavan survives, his immediate absence from cabinet is a blow to Barnaby Joyce.
Sarah Hanson-Young has come up against the pressure of the Australian Education Union.
Some Liberals love to deride Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. In the past, the government’s immigration minister and attack dog, Peter Dutton, was particularly insulting when she was spokeswoman in his…
Turnbull takes heart from the widespread acceptance that things can’t stay as they are.
To implement an alternative that still effectively puts a price on emissions might – apart from its policy advantages – be seen by Malcolm Turnbull as righting the old wrong done to him by his party.
ASIO head Duncan Lewis set off a new round of debate when he told Pauline Hanson there was no link between terrorism and refugees.
In an uncertain world, we have to accept and deal with modest dangers for the sake of the wider good, which includes fulfilling the obligations of a rich and privileged country.
Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison have channelled 1940s-era debates in their comments on housing affordability.
It's not the first time Australia has grappled with concerns about affordable housing. History offers insights that can help inform contemporary debates and policies.
Robert Menzies knew the Liberal Party would never be able to govern in its own right.
The formation of the Liberal-National coalition significantly changed Australian politics. But the Nationals' influence has waned as Australia has become more urbanised.
The Nationals are among the most politically pragmatic members of the Turnbull government.
The impatience of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with some among the Liberals is palpable.
Celebrating his one-year anniversary of becoming National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce is well aware of the challenge posed by One Nation.
Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers.
Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.