Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.
Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full citizens.
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Britain is likely to become an increasingly hostile environment for European newcomers.
Politics podcast: Nick Xenophon on media reform.
Nick Xenophon's position on contentious legislation – currently media reform – is crucial for the government.
This image of a personalised number plate was taken at a Waitangi Day celebration in Brisbane.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
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.
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.
Barnaby Joyce has now renounced his New Zealand citizenship but his future is yet to be determined.
Let’s get one point straight. The crisis around Barnaby Joyce has been caused by one simple oversight by one person. Joyce was careless in not properly checking whether he complied with the citizenship…
Barnaby Joyce has been revealed to have New Zealand citizenship.
We have it from the New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English that Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of his country. We have it from the Australian Constitution that you can’t be a federal MP if you are a dual…
Barnaby Joyce may be a New Zealand citizen.
The government has been rocked by advice that Barnaby Joyce may be a New Zealand citizen, which would make him ineligible to be an MP.
Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp discuss the week in politics.
Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau?
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Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Politics podcast: Derryn Hinch on surviving the senate.
After spending a year immersed in the parliamentary machine, broadcaster-turned-senator Derryn Hinch is keen to see a more efficient Senate.
Pauline Hanson said Malcolm Roberts has her full backing.
Pauline Hanson is set to move that the High Court consider the eligibility of her One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts.
Prospective citizens could face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
Matt Canavan says he did not know he was an Italian citizen, claiming his mother signed him up on his behalf.
Matt Canavan was seemingly able to obtain Italian citizenship without being born or spending any time in Italy.
Matt Canavan has been told that he is an Italian citizen.
At the heart of the current controversy is that the senators were either ignorant of their second nationality or believed themselves to have lost it.
Matt Canavan told a news conference he had been informed he is an Italian citizen.
Matt Canavan has resigned as the minister for resources and northern Australia after being told by the Italian embassy that he is an Italian citizen.
Larissa Waters is the second Greens senator to resign in less than a week.
Greens senator Larissa Waters was forced to resign on Tuesday after she discovered she was still a citizen of Canada.