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The High Court has awarded the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples just over A$2.5 million for the loss of 1.27sqkm of non-exclusive native title at Timber Creek, Northern Territory. Shutterstock

Landmark High Court decision guides how compensation for native title losses will be determined

A decision to award A$2.5 million compensation for loss of native title marks an important shift in how such claims are handled.
With the Morrison government now in minority, it is possible a bill for the transfer of asylum seekers from Nauru could pass against the government’s wishes. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Why a government would be mad to advise the refusal of royal assent to a bill passed against its will

There has been recent speculation that governments could advise royal assent not be granted if bills are passed against their wishes. Here's why this is very unlikely to happen.
There is enough in the Dutton case to raise questions about whether disqualification has occurred. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: is Peter Dutton ineligible to sit in parliament?

It is possible the home affairs minister is in breach of Section 44(v) of the Constitution – and if the High Court were to find him so, it would cause yet another headache for the government.
The dual citizenship crisis claimed five more scalps today: Katy Gallagher, Susan Lamb, Rebekha Sharkie, Justine Keay and Josh Wilson. Emil Jeyaratnam/The Conversation using AAP images

Dual citizenship debacle claims five more MPs – and sounds a stern warning for future parliamentarians

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.
Malcolm Turnbull stressed this would not be an audit – for which there have been widespread calls. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull proposes all MPs make declarations on citizenship

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.

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