Topic archives: citizenship

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.