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Changing the Australian Constitution was always meant to be difficult – here’s why

For a constitutional amendment to succeed,it has to achieve majorities in parliament, federally and in a majority of states. AAP/Lukas Coch Debates about constitutional change...

The Section 44 soap opera: why more MPs could be in danger of being forced out

Several candidates were forced to withdraw in the recent election over Section 44 concerns. This will only continue until parliament acts. One...

Indigenous treaties are meaningless without addressing the issue of sovereignty

Victoria’s proposed Indigenous treaty may run into problems over the issue of Aboriginal sovereignty. James Ross/AAP Ironically, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s rejection of the 2017 Statement from...

How the Australian Constitution, and its custodians, ended up so wrong on dual citizenship

Members of the Australasian Federation Conference,   1890 - Parliamentary Education Office For those who take only an ordinary interest in politics, the drama over citizenship...

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

Can decisions made by former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce while he was invalidly in parliament be challenged? Now that Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash...