Downer and Lamb cleared for byelections but no date yet for Super Saturday | Australia news

Bill Shorten has said he is “surprised” the Speaker of the lower house has not issued writs and named the date of the five “Super Saturday” byelections, which Anthony Albanese has claimed is an attempt to shield the government from scrutiny. With Labor’s heavy hitters descending on Longman and Braddon …

Liberals say lack of money behind decision not to contest WA byelections | Australia news

The Liberal party is crying poor, arguing that a lack of resources is behind the decision not to contest either of Western Australia’s upcoming byelections. With a federal election due within the next 12 months, and the Liberals battening down to protect Canning, Swan and Pearce to keep Andrew Hastie, …

Mathias Cormann admits Liberals have given up on Perth, Fremantle by-elections

Mathias Cormann admits Liberals have given up on Perth, Fremantle by-elections

Updated May 14, 2018 15:17:59 Photo: Josh Wilson (left) and Tim Hammond both announced their resignations in the last fortnight. (AAP: Dean Lewins/ABC News: Ross Nerdal) Senior Turnbull Government ministers have endorsed the Liberal Party’s decision not to contest two federal WA seats in upcoming by-elections, saying it would have …

Josh Wilson’s resignation sets up three WA by-elections in Fremantle, Perth, Darling Range

Josh Wilson’s resignation sets up three WA by-elections in Fremantle, Perth, Darling Range

Updated May 09, 2018 14:40:41 Western Australia is facing a triple hit of state and federal by-elections, after Fremantle MP Josh Wilson announced his resignation in the wake of the High Court’s latest ruling on dual citizenship. The court decided today ALP senator Katy Gallagher was ineligible to sit in …

Five by-elections looming after High Court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible due to dual citizenship

Five by-elections looming after High Court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible due to dual citizenship

Updated May 09, 2018 11:34:51 Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter is demanding four MPs resign from Parliament today in the wake of the High Court’s ruling that Labor’s Katy Gallagher is ineligible because she was a dual citizen. Key points: Attorney-General says Bill Shorten should tell three ALP members to quit …

Katy Gallagher’s dual citizenship judgment could trigger string of by-elections

Katy Gallagher’s dual citizenship judgment could trigger string of by-elections

Updated May 09, 2018 06:56:06 Labor senator Katy Gallagher will learn today whether she will become the latest politician to lose their job in the dual citizenship fiasco, in a decision that could trigger a string of closely fought by-elections. Key points: Katy Gallagher has argued she took all reasonable …