Topic archives: citizenship

Crikey Quiz: can you actually recognise any of our current senators?

May 11, 2018 3

It should not be this hard to stay up to date.

Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today

May 11, 2018 3

Crikey readers have some pretty straight-forward thoughts for those in parliament this week.

Labor set for byelection test after High Court ousts Gallagher

May 9, 2018 15

The High Court has booted Labor's Katy Gallagher from the Senate in a decision that almost certainly guarantees that Labor will face three byelections, two of them in highly marginal seats.

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

December 18, 2017 5

A million bucks? Two million? We should be so lucky.

Wake up with Georgie … Bauer cuts more mags … The Parly Nine …

Wake up with Georgie … Bauer cuts more mags … The Parly Nine …

November 23, 2017 3

Nine has announced Georgie Gardner will replace Lisa Wilkinson as Today co-host from next year.

Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. You’ll miss another crisis.

November 14, 2017 43

Federal politics is now so chaotic it may be time to think about writing off the 45th parliament altogether.

Now showing: Citizenship Crisis. Coming soon in 2018: Liberal Leadership Troubles.

November 9, 2017 17

The possible consequences of the citizenship debacle now encompass an early election and, therefore, leadership options for the government. Malcolm Turnbull must be tearing his hair out.

Turnbull’s faux-audit not the temporary fix he desperately needs

November 7, 2017 48

The Prime Minister's judgment deserted him on the citizenship issue -- a problem not helped by his tendency to paint himself into corners with his own rhetoric.

Media hounds bay for blood over section 44, to their (and our) detriment

November 6, 2017 33

The hysteria over section 44 among journalists and politicians is the farce of the revival of nativism that has shaped so much of media and political discourse.

We are now numb to a government that has normalised chaos

November 3, 2017 64

The actions of Stephen Parry betray something deeply wrong within the Turnbull government -- but the PM is too weak to take action.

Rue Britannia: secret Englishman Parry should bugger off

November 1, 2017 22

Stephen Parry may or may not be British, but there's no denying that he's definitely a fool.

Was Barnaby a security risk all that time?

October 31, 2017 22

Barnaby Joyce was the first foreigner to sit on the National Security Committee. Should our risk-averse security establishment be worried?

Constitutional games showed this government is breathtakingly incompetent

October 30, 2017 32

The government's killing-off of Indigenous recognition may yet prove an even worse problem than the citizenship decision last week.

Canavan’s caravan of citizenship cant carries on

September 29, 2017 10

Confused about who's to blame for what in the citizenship saga? Crikey has your back.

Senator (soon to be Mr) Malcolm Roberts perfectly represents One Nation

September 22, 2017 41

The debacle of Malcolm Roberts' appearance before the High Court yesterday summed up the political cancer that is One Nation.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 12, 2017 2

Document drama ... Joyce's oversight ... Scout's dishonour ...

Turnbull suckered by Abbott on citizenship. Shorten wins. Sigh.

September 5, 2017 16

The government stayed statesmanlike for all of six hours yesterday and then defaulted back to trying to attack Bill Shorten.

Kiwis not applying for permanent residency because of citizenship uncertainty

August 30, 2017 5

The proposed plan to extend the wait for citizenship is giving New Zealander's currently considering becoming permanent residents the runaround, particularly if they are considering enroling in university.

Govt might not lose members over citizenship scandal, but it will lose votes

August 25, 2017 47

In a disaffected electorate convinced it's one rule for them and another for elites, the citizenship issue couldn't be worse for politicians of all stripes.

Four unusual ways you might ‘accidentally’ be a dual citizen

August 23, 2017 3

Given they clearly don't have time to check, we help our politicians out by pointing out a few of the unusual ways you can become a dual citizen.