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.
For all offences in the higher courts, the proportion of Victorians sent to prison is actually higher than the national average.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
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.
Lionel Murphy, far right, sits beside Gough Whitlam at a media conference.
The release of the much-awaited papers from the parliamentary archives will lead to new appraisals of Lionel Murphy's life and work – including his alleged misbehaviour.
We don’t yet know why the High Court decided the way it did in upholding the validity of the postal vote.
To find the government's postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage valid, the High Court had to work through several quite technical constitutional and legal arguments.
Malcolm Turnbull received the result via a text during question time.
The seven judges were unanimous, and costs were awarded against those that brought the challenges.
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.
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.
At last count, seven Australian MPs have been found to be under a citizenship cloud, including deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (standing).
Seven MPs are now under a cloud as to whether dual citizenship renders them ineligible to be elected to parliament.
It’d be better for ministers like Barnaby Joyce to have any potentially contentious decisions made by an acting minister until their citizenship issues are resolved.
The MPs under a cloud because of dual citizenship need to be very careful about the decisions they make before the matter is resolved. Here's why.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is one of five MPs caught out in the ban in dual citizens holding seats.
The High Court ruling over the five MPs' legitimacy to hold seats may hang on whether they took reasonable steps to renounce their non-Australian citizenships.
For the ABS, even the basic task of sending out ballot papers will not be straightforward.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.