George Williams

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The legislative response to the section 44 mess has the potential to cause even more calamity, writes George Williams.

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The destructive effect section 44 of the Constitution has on our political process is painfully evident, but the opportunity for a referendum to solve the problem is being wasted, writes George Williams.  

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The High Court ruling this week with regards the eligibility of senator Katy Gal­lagher has severe implications for Australian politics.

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Half of respondents in a recent poll said they were in favour of Australia becoming a republic. But there are still lots of hurdles in the path of those who wish to make such an historic break with the British monarchy.

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A High Court decision on section 44 has restored some sanity, writes George Williams.

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The Australian Human Rights Institute is a new initiative at UNSW Sydney that is bringing together researchers from different disciplines to find solutions to human rights challenges.

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Professor George Williams and Fiona Inglis have been appointed to the board of the award-winning UNSW Press.

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Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce's indiscretions raise issues of conflicts of interest, exploitation and the misuse of public funds, writes George Williams.

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The complexity of the foreign citizenship laws of other nations and flaws in the declaration process mean uncertainty and political dysfunction will run for some time, writes George Williams.

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The High Court will begin hearing the cases of seven federal parliamentarians who are citizens of other nations. If it was only a matter of applying the letter of the law, their fates would be clear, writes George Williams.

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