There was much cynicism about Malcolm Turnbull resisting a full audit.
The bottom line is that voters want the citizenship matter fixed quickly.
Bill Shorten is demanding a tougher, faster citizenship disclosure system.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are inching toward an agreement on the form of a citizenship declaration that each MP would have to make within weeks.
Malcolm Turnbull stressed this would not be an audit – for which there have been widespread calls.
The Turnbull government is trying to limit the damage from the citizenship crisis with a plan to have all MPs make declarations about their circumstances.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Malcolm Turnbull’s current mood about how all this is playing out can be easily imagined.
The sudden exit from parliament of Senate President Stephen Parry has turned into a toxic blame game, in a further sign of a government crumbling into chaos.
Stephen Parry has been confirmed as a British citizen.
Stephen Parry's departure is feeding into the current tensions between the Nationals and the Liberals.
Stephen Parry is the first Liberal MP to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
Stephen Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
Parry, a senator from Tasmania, is the first Liberal to be caught in the dual citizenship debacle.
Can decisions made by former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce while he was invalidly in parliament be challenged?
Laws passed by MPs while under a citizenship cloud are unlikely to be contested; decisions made by ministers after doubts about their dual citizenship was announced are more complicated matters.
Barnaby Joyce pointed out sharply that the government’s survival in 2016 had been due to the Nationals’ good performance.
A northern New South Wales bookmaker has got it about right on the New England byelection. “Barnaby will be a shorter price than Winx,” he told a National. “And the only one who could beat Barnaby is Winx…
George Brandis said the government was looking very carefully at the question of the validity of the former ministers’ decisions.
The opposition says at least 20 executive decisions and 47 ministerial announcements made by Barnaby Joyce could be open to challenge.
It is nearly unthinkable that Barnaby Joyce won’t win a byelection in New England.
In more than an understatement, Malcolm Turnbull opened his news conference after the High Court’s swingeing blow to the government by saying this was “clearly not the outcome we were hoping for”. And…
The High Court declared Barnaby Joyce ineligible to sit in parliament.
The High Court was unanimous on its decision in all the cases, with the eligibility of five MPs rejected and two upheld.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about campaigning during the same-sex marriage postal ballot and Tony Abbott's continued undermining of the government.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Politics podcast: Nick Xenophon on media reform.
Nick Xenophon's position on contentious legislation – currently media reform – is crucial for the government.
Bill Shorten tabled a copy of his UK citizenship renunciation documents on Monday.
While it would have been much easier for the government if Barnaby Joyce had stood aside from cabinet while the High Court determined his parliamentary eligibility, the Nationals leader was too big a fish…
More than 16 million people are eligible to vote in the voluntary survey.
Between August 8 and 24 the AEC dealt with 933,592 enrolment transactions, 87% of which were changes or updates.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.