Nick Xenophon Team

Yet another Australian politician is forced out because she’s part British

An Australian senator who is British by descent has became the ninth politician to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual …

Business (UK)

Australian citizenship saga claims ninth lawmaker

An opposition senator in Australia has announced she will resign because she holds British citizenship, becoming the ninth politician to leave …

Australian Politics

Skye Kakoschke-Moore: NXT senator resigns over dual citizenship

Nick Xenophon Team senator says her mother was born in Singapore to British parents, but she had not believed she was eligible for British citizenship<p>Nick Xenophon Team senator, Skye Kakoschke-Moore, will resign from the Senate because she is a dual British citizenship by descent through her mother.<p>…

Brexit

As Citizenship Crisis Widens, Ninth Australian Lawmaker Quits

<b>Sydney:</b> A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening …

Australian Politics

Another senator resigns over dual-citizenship

South Australian senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has resigned from parliament after revealing she is a dual citizen having inherited British citizenship …

Australian Politics

Citizenship crisis claims Nick Xenophon Team's Kakoschke-Moore

Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore is resigning from parliament on after being advised she is a British citizen via her mother, dealing …

Australian Politics

Government MPs need to remember what side they’re on | Sean Kelly

Explaining the point of the PM’s floated income tax cuts, Paul Kelly wrote [$] in the <i>Australian</i>: “The bigger play from Turnbull to both his party and …

Gina Rinehart

Drug testing of welfare recipients may be delayed, Christian Porter says

Social services minister says he may split Coalition’s bill to avoid delaying ‘critical’ changes to welfare compliance system<p>The social services minister, Christian Porter, has indicated he may delay plans for drug testing of welfare recipients to help push a broader overhaul of the welfare system …

Basic Income

Christian Porter to spruik welfare changes

Social Services Minister Christian Porter will be looking to drum up support for the Turnbull government's efforts to get Australians off welfare and …

Nick Xenophon

The Women Shaping The Future Of Australian Politics

Australia is making stately (or, to put it another way, agonisingly slow) progress toward gender parity in our federal parliament. Yet most of our …

Australian Politics

PM unlikely to cave on sitting delay

Federal politicians told to take next week off parliament are unlikely to storm the building and try to bang the doors to the lower house down come …

Bill Shorten

Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next week<p>Labor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on the Turnbull government over the abrupt cancellation of a parliamentary sitting week, as one …

Australian Politics

'My door's always open': Cabinet ministers appeal to Coalition MP threatening to quit

Government ministers have called on frustrated Coalition MPs to air any concerns internally following an unnamed MP's reported threat to defect to …

Liberal Party of Australia

Malcolm Turnbull fights to restore calm, amid growing discontent

Senior Coalition figures have urged calm after the cancelling of next week's parliamentary sitting saw Labor and the crossbench ramp up the pressure …

Malcolm Turnbull

Australia exploits foreign workers

Wednesday, November 22, 2017<p>Australia exploits foreign workers<p>Backpackers and international students are routinely being exploited across Australia, …

Australian Politics

Pressure on Labor to back energy guarantee plan

Malcolm Turnbull has called on Labor and the states to get behind his National Energy Guarantee after independent modelling showed it would deliver …

Climate

The right balance

It’s certainly a difficult combination to pull off. Malcolm Turnbull, swamped by chaos, has to find a way to convince voters that the ordinary …

Bill Shorten

Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Labor and Greens accuse the government of running scared of a vote on a banking royal commission before byelection return new members<p>The government has canned the penultimate sitting week of the House of Representatives, in a move Labor and the Greens interpret as a bid to prevent embarrassing …

Brexit

The young staffer who saved the postal survey and gave Australia marriage equality

The path to this week's resounding "yes" vote was lined with roadblocks, villains and unlikely heroes.

Equality

Coalition's crisis is simple: it keeps supporting deeply unpopular policies

The times are a' changing. Australians voted overwhelmingly for equal marriage; the NSW and Victorian parliaments are achingly close to legalising …

David Leyonhjelm

Grattan on Friday: In 2017, Australia has delivered to the LGBTI community but failed its First Peoples

Important detail is being debated but for all intents and purposes the same-sex marriage issue is over. The Coalition conservatives don’t have the …

Malcolm Turnbull

Citizenship referendum needed

by David Leyonhjelm<p>A common complaint about politicians is that too many are beige. That is, they have limited experience outside the political …

David Leyonhjelm

SA election: Nick Xenophon backflips on capping council rates

SA Best leader Nick Xenophon has back-flipped on a policy of capping local council rates, now describing it as populist and superficial.<p>Mr Xenophon's …

Australian Politics

Same-sex marriage vote results: Yes vote wins, so what next

<b>The government asked the question and Australians have answered YES – same-sex couples should be allowed to marry under Australian law … so what</b> …

Equality

Liberal voters, uni grad and home-grown Australians: Where the 'yes' case was won

Voters in electorates held by Liberal members of Parliament are more likely to support same-sex marriage than voters in Labor electorates, a Fairfax …

Same-sex Marriage

Freo MP assured he ‘was validly elected’

Expert legal advice obtained by a WA Labor MP embroiled in the national citizenship crisis argues it is “clear” he was validly elected.<p>There have …

UK Home Office

SA Government dumps controversial bank tax

The SA Government has dumped its controversial bank tax, which was fiercely opposed by the major banks, the Opposition and the business community.<p>The …

Jay Weatherill

Nick's replacement says 'it's time'

Straight up, Rex Patrick addresses the elephant in the room.

Australian Politics

Former premier Kristina Keneally to run in Bennelong by-election

Former NSW Premier and Sky News host Kristina Keneally has been revealed as the Labor candidate in the upcoming Bennelong by-election, as the …

Bill Shorten

Patrick urges review for citizenship laws

Soon-to-be South Australian Senator Rex Patrick has called for the Australian constitution to revisited in the light of the citizenship crisis …

New Zealand