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26 April 2019
| Section 44 has already cast its baleful shadow over the federal poll
The outer limits
27 August 2018
We’ll never know whether people like Peter Dutton are eligible to sit in parliament unless the High Court hears his case
Electoral democracy and section 44: a report from the Sargasso Sea
29 May 2018
How do we chart a better way through the Constitution’s cross-currents?
Anne Aly and the insurmountable obstacle
11 May 2018
The High Court has set a new citizenship test for parliamentarians of uncertain status, but who on earth could pass it?
8 December 2017
Parliament’s citizenship register is packed with declarations. Not all of them are terribly illuminating, but that’s not necessarily the fault of the MPs
19 November 2017
The process for replacing senators means we could be in for a long series of High Court hearings. Will the 2016 election never end?
Who’s to blame for the citizenship fiasco? It’s a long list
14 November 2017
Bad drafting, bad interpretation and bad politics have contributed to an unnecessary crisis. The solution is in the hands of parliament
13 November 2017
The dual citizenship story is far from over — and perhaps it was Barnaby Joyce who hit the nail on the head
Another reason I won’t be standing for parliament
3 November 2017
The High Court thinks establishing citizenship is straightforward. Our correspondent thinks otherwise
Dual citizens and the postal survey: what might the High Court say?
30 August 2017
The full text of George Williams’s provocative National Press Club speech
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