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Can decisions made by former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce while he was invalidly in parliament be challenged? AAP/Mick Tsikas

Three reasons why the decisions of Joyce and Nash may be difficult to challenge

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.
Any appearance in the Queensland campaign by Malcolm Turnbull can be expected to be minimal. Joel Carrett/AAP

Federal Coalition will be watching the Queensland election anxiously

People distinguish between levels of government when casting their votes. Nevertheless, a state result can reverberate federally, whether it is sending a protest or for other reasons. We only have to remember…
For all offences in the higher courts, the proportion of Victorians sent to prison is actually higher than the national average. AAP/Paul Miller

Is Victoria’s sentencing regime really more lenient?

An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
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. AAP/Various photographers

High stakes for Turnbull government as High Court hears MPs’ citizenship cases

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.

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