Topic archives: Matt Canavan

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.