‘Clearly failed’: Pauline Hanson blasts citizenship survey she lost 90% to 10% | Australia news

Pauline Hanson has complained that foreign interference ruined the results of an online survey on One Nation’s proposed changes to the citizenship test, in which 89.8% of respondents were against and 10.2% were in favour. In February Hanson introduced a private member’s bill largely mirroring the Coalition’s failed attempt to …

Fixing citizenship imbroglio is not just a matter of better paperwork

Fixing citizenship imbroglio is not just a matter of better paperwork

Posted May 18, 2018 09:13:16 Photo: The citizenship provision has claimed 15 members of this Parliament, of whom two have been re-elected and another four are seeking re-election in the coming byelections. (ABC News: Nic MacBean) The Government would have us believe there’s really no fundamental difficulty with the citizenship …

Parliamentary committee recommends referendum after dual citizenship fiasco – Politics

Parliamentary committee recommends referendum after dual citizenship fiasco – Politics

Updated May 17, 2018 10:00:20 The nation should be forced to vote on changes to the constitution to ensure more Australians can run for Parliament and the electoral system is not manipulated, according to a parliamentary committee. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered the review of section 44 of the constitution …

UK citizenship test: Does Meghan Markle know enough to become a British citizen?

UK citizenship test: Does Meghan Markle know enough to become a British citizen?

Updated May 14, 2018 17:49:45 Photo: Meghan Markle will have to study up before she becomes a UK citizen. (Source: Instagram/Meghan Markle) Meghan Markle will become part of the Royal family when she marries Prince Harry this weekend but the American actor will have to pass a test before she …

Timing of High Court’s citizenship decision shows it couldn’t give a rats about the politics

Timing of High Court’s citizenship decision shows it couldn’t give a rats about the politics

Posted May 11, 2018 15:51:46 Just days after the federal budget, and it has all but been lost in the malaise of another development in the dual citizenship fiasco. So was it delicious or malicious timing from the High Court to screw over the Government’s post-budget sales pitch? Its judgment …

Labor’s quadruple edge in the citizenship crisis: Candidates, time, history and money

Labor’s quadruple edge in the citizenship crisis: Candidates, time, history and money

Posted May 10, 2018 20:10:37 For a party that just lost five sitting MPs, the ALP is well advanced in its preparations to attempt to get them all returned to Parliament. No date has yet been set for what is being called a “Super Saturday” of by-elections in four states, …

Coalition defends tax plan while attacking Labor on dual citizenship – politics live | Australia news

3.55am BST03:55 One Nation has named Matthew Stephen as their candidate in the Longman byelection. Stephen ran for the seat of Sandgate in the last state election, where the Australian revealed he had only just avoided bankrupcy and had his trades licence temporarily suspended seven times for not paying fees …

Citizenship saga sets byelection traps for Labor and Coalition in budget fight | Australia news

Labor has demanded the Turnbull government provide detailed costings of its budget tax plans as both sides muscle up for critical byelection contests in July triggered by the final chapter of the dual citizenship imbroglio. The Turnbull government on Wednesday introduced legislation giving effect to the personal income tax cuts …

Australia citizenship crisis reignites as senator and four MPs quit | Australia news

Australia has lurched into a fresh political crisis after a court ruled that a Labor senator was ineligible to sit in parliament because she had failed to renounce her British citizenship, triggering a spate of MP resignations. The latest twist in the saga brings to 14 the number of parliamentarians …

Dual citizenship crisis: four MPs resign after court rules Katy Gallagher ineligible | Australia news

A high court decision ruling Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to sit in parliament has triggered four MPs – including three Labor MPs – to resign over dual citizenship issues. On Wednesday the high court unanimously held that Gallagher is ineligible because she failed to renounce her British citizenship by …