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Peter Dutton says changes to citizenship legislation are a modernisation that would bring Australia in line with other countries. Lukas Coch/AAP

Labor takes a political risk and opposes government’s tougher citizenship legislation

The government has finally found an issue it can cast in terms of “national security” on which it can get a fight with Labor. Bill Shorten usually sticks leech-like to bipartisanship on anything with even…
Peter Dutton is a former policeman, which is just one reason why he should be held to the highest standards of accuracy in making a claim. Mick Tsikas/AAP

How Dutton comes out of dispute about Manus claim goes to the question of character

Peter Dutton has put his credibility in the frame by sticking to his claim about the role of an incident involving a young boy in triggering the Manus Island disturbance that saw Papua New Guinea defence…
A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: the proposed changes to Australian citizenship

There is a risk that if Australian citizenship is too hard to attain, it will create a two-tier system of permanent residency.
Peter Dutton casts himself as championing freedom of speech. Dean Lewins/AAP

Free speech? It depends who you are, in Peter Dutton’s view

Peter Dutton has advised Alan Joyce and other business executives who have written to Malcolm Turnbull urging action on same-sex marriage to “stick to their knitting”. It’s advice some in the government…
Peter Dutton predicted the first offshore refugees would move to the US in the next couple of months. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Dutton blows Turnbull’s credibility – for now and perhaps for later

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s explicit linking of the arrangements to send Australia’s offshore refugees to the US and to accept some from Costa Rica presents not just an immediate credibility problem…

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