Topic archives: Matt Canavan

Joyce out: High Court delivers body blow to Turnbull

October 27, 2017 33

The Turnbull government has received a devastating blow with the National leadership found to be ineligible by the High Court.

What next for the Citizenship Seven?

October 13, 2017 16

As the conclusion of the Magnificent Citizenship Seven saga approaches, who will make it through the gunfire, and who will fall?

Crikey Worm: scorned solicitor-general returns to haunt the government

October 12, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. A familiar face returns to haunt the government at the High Court, and One Nation relegates Queensland's LNP to preference purgatory after a kerfuffle in Western Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 18, 2017 1

Barnaby Joyce's unexpected merger ... sour grapes at the Courier-Mail? ... Apple lets you heart ISIS ...

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.

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?

Section 44: what you need to know (and the Nats should have)

August 18, 2017 13

With six parliamentarians now referred to the High Court, and the PM overly optimistic about his MPs' chances, we run you through what you need to know about the more high-profile dual citizenship debacles.

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.

Did Canavan’s mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

July 28, 2017 7

The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?

That’s a spicy constitutional meat-a-ball! Section 44 is an indigestible mess for Signore Canavan.

July 27, 2017 61

The situations of Ludlam and Waters appear straightforward. But Matt Canavan's predicament presents an entirely different bowl of spaghetti for the High Court.

Are Canadians, New Zealanders and Italians more scared of us than we are of them?

July 27, 2017 4

How do Australia's provisions for keeping foreign insurgents out of Parliament stack up against those of other countries? Crikey intern Angus McCubbing investigates.

Crikey Worm: citizenship questions for Roberts and Canavan, taxing the rich an ‘envy tax’

July 27, 2017

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts is refusing to show proof he isn't a British citizen, Matt Canavan might be in the clear, and ScoMo backs coal.

ABC merger … and the lucky winners are … puns cucina povera …

ABC merger … and the lucky winners are … puns cucina povera …

July 26, 2017 2

The ABC is merging its news and radio divisions in the ACT. And other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 26, 2017 4

Wages are stagnant! Woohoo! ... who hasn't been stitched up by their mum? ... Adani's coal-free PR ...

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.

Canavan’s call to boycott Westpac a colossally stupid salvo in the new Truth Wars

May 2, 2017 12

Matt Canavan says Queenslanders should boycott Westpac since the bank is not going to lend money to the colossally wasteful Adani coal mine and becomes sucked into the Nationals Irony Generator.