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Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today

Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today

Crikey readers have some pretty straight-forward thoughts for those in parliament this week.

Labor set for byelection test after High Court ousts Gallagher

Labor set for byelection test after High Court ousts Gallagher

The High Court has booted Labor's Katy Gallagher from the Senate in a decision that almost certainly guarantees that Labor will face three byelections, two of them in highly marginal seats.

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

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 …

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.

Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. You’ll miss another crisis.

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.

Now showing: Citizenship Crisis. Coming soon in 2018: Liberal Leadership Troubles.

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

Turnbull’s faux-audit not the temporary fix he desperately needs

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

Media hounds bay for blood over section 44, to their (and our) detriment

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

We are now numb to a government that has normalised chaos

The actions of Stephen Parry betray something deeply wrong within the Turnbull government -- but the PM is too weak to take action.