Scott Ludlam

Constitutional pachinko

The number of federal MPs who have lost or quit their seats due to constitutional ineligibility has now reached ten. With 216 federal MPs remaining, …

Australian Politics

The dual citizenship debacle

In the beginning – which was only July – it seemed as if the Greens were uniquely suffering from the now infamous negligence to vet candidates’ …

Australian Greens

Grim realisation

The report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is, first and foremost, a condemnation of …

Malcolm Turnbull

‘Radical Technologies’ is an essential guide to the tech revolution | Scott Ludlam

On his blog, Speedbird, Adam Greenfield describes how he set out to write a book on cities and technology that went by the working title “The City Is …

Australian Greens

Why Australia is built on a lie

But the real truth is that we can’t handle the truth. The real truth is that the world is built on bullshit. Take away the bullshit and the world …

Australian Greens

John Cameron, who sparked MP citizenship crisis, accuses parties of 'unspoken agreement'

Both major political parties had an "unspoken agreement" to keep a lid on the ineligibility of each others MPs to sit in the Parliament, says the …

Referendums

Ex-MPs ‘wrongly’ getting pensions

November 16, 2017 3:05PM<p>The man who sparked the Australian Parliament's citizenship scandal says he believes there are many former politicians …

David Cameron

Citizenship Saga: What's Going on in Australian Parliament?

Another day, another senator down: today, Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie announced she will resign after she discovered that she is a …

Australian Parliament

Who’s to blame for the citizenship fiasco? It’s a long list

If only the authors of our Constitution had worded one part of it more carefully. If only the High Court had stopped to consider what those words …

Australian Greens

Senate confusion after new trio sworn-in

A bitter split between One Nation and a "stunned" newly-installed senator has overshadowed the swearing-in of Australia's three freshest …

Pauline Hanson

Gears Of Biz

Officials Have Confirmed The First Death From The Hurricane In Texas<p>Diamonds rain down on Uranus, Neptune<p>Bank of Ireland have pulled controversial …

Indigenous Australians

Victoria's Premier Just Gave Ashes Cricket A Shoutout

Australian politicians don't typically make a lot of noise about local video games, which is why it's kind of odd and similarly awesome to see the …

Australian Greens

New blow for government as High Court confirms three new senators only

The High Court has given the green light to three new senators, but delayed making a decision on a fourth.<p>The fate of NSW Liberal Hollie Hughes may …

Australian Greens

Liberal John Alexander likely to quit imminently

Liberal backbencher John Alexander is expected to announce his resignation from parliament at the weekend, the latest MP to be claimed by the dual …

Judiciary

You can blame the Poms, not the wogs, for this crisis

The greatest myth concerning the citizenship fiasco is that somehow the constitution has failed to keep pace with multicultural …

Barnaby Joyce

Section 44 Strikes Again: John Alexander Resigns From Parliament

Federal Liberal backbencher John Alexander MP has resigned from parliament today due to concerns he holds dual-citizenship with the United Kingdom. …

Nick Xenophon Team

Coalition loses majority after Alexander resigns. Qld polling and preferences

Liberal John Alexander today resigned as the Member for Bennelong, owing to concerns he had British citizenship by descent through his father. As …

Elections

How the Greens drive policy

Even in Richard Di Natale’s office they refer to the middle months of 2017 as the “winter of discontent”. It was as bleak a season as the federal …

Peter Dutton

Dual citizen senators' seats have been recounted — here are the replacements

Four new senators will be announced by the High Court today, after the Australian Electoral Commission recounted the votes from the 2016 election to …

Australian Greens

First home buyers scheme in trouble

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson gestures during a press conference at Yeppoon, Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Hanson is conducting a regional tour of …

David Leyonhjelm

Twitter users respond to #280characters rollout: 'All we wanted was an edit button'

All users now get twice as many characters per tweet, and it’s fair to say the response has been mixed<p>Twitter has officially unleashed its 280 character count to the masses.<p>The social media platform had originally selected only a small number of accounts to test the longer feature. However, it …

Technology

Two Manus Island protesters suspend themselves four storeys above Julie Bishop’s Perth office

A PASTOR and a mental health practitioner who suspended themselves in a hanging tent four storeys above the Perth office of Foreign Minister Julie …

Refugees

Refugee Activists Disrupt Melbourne Cup By Blocking Trains And Scaling Cranes

Activists calling for Manus Island to be evacuated have disrupted the Melbourne Cup Carnival by driving a car onto train tracks and scaling a crane …

Australian Greens

Scott Ludlam Is Having Lots Of Fun With The Citizenship Crisis

His case kicked off this entire citizenship circus currently turning Federal Parliament into a national laughing stock, but former Greens senator …

Australian Greens

Coconet S.E. Asia Digital Rights Camp

<b>Interviews With Nine Digital Rights Activists From South East Asia</b><p>Some of the most committed digital rights activists don’t hail from the places most …

Australian Greens

Thanks, But No Thanks: Australia Rejects New Zealand's Offer To Resettle 150 Refugees

Hundreds of men are refusing to leave the closed detention centre, despite water, electricity and food being cut off.<p>Turnbull met New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time in Sydney on Sunday for a "frank" conversation across a range of issues, including Australia's offshore …

Refugees

Greens push for citizenship audit

The Greens will move to set up a committee to force senators to prove they aren't dual citizens when the Senate next sits.<p>The move follows reports …

Richard Di Natale

Major parties conducting internal audits of every MP as Greens reveal new audit proposal

The Liberal and Labor parties have undertaken sweeping behind the scenes audits of all their MPs to ensure they are not dual citizens and ineligible …

Australian News

Murky business: Is Australia 'exporting death and profiting from bloodshed'?

This year's Avalon Air Show in Geelong was the first chance for the public to see the long-delayed Joint Strike Fighter in action. At a cost of at …

Australian Greens

Key document in citizenship saga

The Senate cross bench and the Greens want a thorough accounting of what nationalities members of Parliament hold to end the round of uncertainty …

Josh Frydenberg