Michelle Grattan speaks with Nick Klomp about the week in politics.
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 there is no evidence that Abbott and Joyce have accepted a salary for their special envoy roles, an offer of payment, if there was one, could cause them problems.
The Solicitor-General finds Dutton to be "not incapable" of sitting in parliament after questions were raised about his eligibility through section 44 of the Constitution.
Whether we end up with Prime Minister Turnbull, Dutton, Morrison or Bishop – it will not be sweetness and light among those who find themselves at the "out-group" when the dust begins to settle.
Prtime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will invite a leadership "spill" motion at midday Friday, once a majority of Liberals formally ask for a party meeting.
While all the attention has been on section 44 of the Australian Consitution, some state constitutions may require closer scrutiny as well.
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.
Just when we thought the dual citizenship debacle was coming to an end, there may be another sting in our Constitution's tail.
Dean Smith on the pros and risks of new religious freedom protections.
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Western Australia Liberal Senator Dean Smith is a man of forthright opinions, not afraid to take on fights within his party.
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.
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.
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.
We'll get a clearer indication of Bill Shorten's strategy when he delivers his budget reply on Thursday night. His speech has taken on extra significance now.
Today's High Court decision against Katy Gallagher has clarified how to interpret the constitution on this matter. But the problem of dual citizenship can only be properly fixed by a referendum.
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.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
If the government clinches the tax cut legislation it will be a major victory – with its own irony.