Topic archives: constitution

Reasonable missteps: what are the chances of dual citizen pollies in court?

August 23, 2017 6

With seven politicians being referred to the High Court in the dual citizenship scandal, Spencer Zifcak explains the sticky section 44 and what the courts likely decisions will be.

Oops, turns out the Nats don’t always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

August 18, 2017 4

How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?

Government makes Barnaby Joyce’s stuff-up even worse

August 15, 2017 19

Malcolm Turnbull has been badly let down by Barnaby Joyce -- but his handling of the citizenship crisis made it even worse.

Rampaging s.44 drags another victim under — and it’s a big one

August 14, 2017 52

Section 44 of the constitution has its teeth around another MP. This time, it's Barnaby Joyce in its death grip.

A complete list of politicians who might lose their seats over citizenship

August 1, 2017 16

Is anyone safe from the potential ravages of section 44 of the constitution? Crikey intern Angus McCubbing provides a list of those who could go.

LEAKED: draft letter from Matt Canavan proves he is seriously Italian

July 28, 2017 4

The man is about as dinky-di Aussie as a gelato-stuffed calzone.

Canavan’s caravan of confusion should have hit the road

July 26, 2017 45

It's unsurprising that Matt Canavan hasn't resigned from the Senate. The idea of responsibility is one that the major parties have little interest in.

Crikey Worm: Canavan caught by section 44, Bernardi raking it in, ICAC called in over Murray-Darling

July 26, 2017 1

Matt Canavan becomes the third senator pinged by section 44, Cory Bernardi books nearly $1 million and ICAC called on Murray-Darling allegations. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Section 44 claims Matt Canavan … but via the High Court?

July 25, 2017 10

Another politician has fallen foul of s44 of the constitution -- although because it's a minister, the government will race to the High Court to try to save him.

What we lose when we lose Scott Ludlam

July 17, 2017 21

The resignation of the biggest tech-head in Parliament will leave the Australian public the poorer.