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How the Australia Day culture war came to WA

How the Australia Day culture war came to WA

As debate continues at every level of government in the lead-up to Australia Day, we revisit the City of Fremantle. Some aren't convinced that change, when it comes, will begin with politicians.

Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her narrow views

Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her narrow views

The parliamentary love-in over Jacqui Lambie obscures her track record as a passionate advocate for Islamophobic and anti-immigrant policies, writes Kara Schlegl

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

Legal experts explain whether or not it would be possible to question decisions of former ministers.

The pitfalls of Turnbull’s halfway citizenship fix

The pitfalls of Turnbull’s halfway citizenship fix

If Turnbull wants to put an end to the Section 44 saga, he must take a holisitc approach.

Making new citizens swear allegiance to Australia is so outdated it’s literally mediaeval

Making new citizens swear allegiance to Australia is so outdated it’s literally mediaeval

Of all the seriously screwed up things that have been done to us in the name of national security, this is the very worst.

From Commies to Nazis: why nations strip citizenship

From Commies to Nazis: why nations strip citizenship

Australia is not the only country to consider stripping citizenship from those who go to fight with terrorist groups overseas. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian looks at what can get you kicked out overseas.

Pop quiz, hot shot: what you need to know to become an Aussie

Pop quiz, hot shot: what you need to know to become an Aussie

What's Donald Bradman's batting average? What was the most successful horse ever to run the Melbourne Cup? Howard's "culture" questions have gone from the citizenship test, but there are a few curveballs left.

Prisoner X’s dual-nationality dilemma could one day be ours

Prisoner X’s dual-nationality dilemma could one day be ours

As long as we care about "allegiance", with all its pre-modern baggage, the debate around dual citizenship is not going to go away.

Mateship gets a push in the new citizenship test

Mateship gets a push in the new citizenship test

The new test preparation booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond, while more tempered than its predecessor, still has its problems, writes Kerry Ryan.

We’d rather win a gold medal than let a doctor in

We’d rather win a gold medal than let a doctor in

The famed citizenship pop quiz -- with questions on Don Bradman and Cathy Freeman -- has been scrapped for a test focusing on democracy and Australian law. But don't fret sports nutes, athletes will get citizenship preferences. Ahem.