Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
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 has ruled Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash, Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Roberts ineligible to have stood for parliament at the 2016 election.
The question will now be whether Section 44 of the Constitution needs reform to enable dual citizens who may have a lot to offer to become MPs.
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.
All eyes will be on the High Court as it decides the dual citizenship cases of (from left), Malcolm Roberts, Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash, Matt Canavan and Nick Xenophon.
For Malcolm Turnbull, on a wafer-thin majority and struggling in the polls, the outcome of the seven High Court cases is of vital importance.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused AGL of wanting to have its cake and eat it too.
If anyone thinks the government isn’t behaving in a extraordinary manner in its onslaught against AGL over the future of the Liddell power station, just consider what the Coalition would say if a Labor…
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Malcolm Turnbull has tried to focus on energy policy while the opposition has been preoccupied with the eligibility of Barnaby Joyce.
In trying to grapple with energy Malcolm Turnbull is playing on the right field, but being able to kick the goals is another matter.
Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
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…
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.
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.