constitutional law

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The citizenship troubles that rocked the Labor Party this week are not all good news for the government, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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

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An examination of the first year of decisions by the Kiefel High Court suggests that the Chief Justice's preference for collaborative decision-making is largely being met in practice.

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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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Australian laws fare poorly when it comes to religious liberty. The right way forward is to protect religious freedom in a law that also recognises other fundamental rights, writes George Williams.

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A national survey has found widespread support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, contrary to views expressed by the Turnbull Government that such a proposal would receive limited public backing. 

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What now after the High Court's ruling on the 'Citizenship Seven'? George Williams suggests an audit of the eligibility of all parliamentarians and amending section 44 of the Constitution.  

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In the case of the 'citizenship seven', the High Court opted for an interpretation that promoted certainty for future cases, writes Gabrielle Appleby

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The government may be hoping that the momentum built towards the same-sex marriage postal vote will dissuade the High Court from striking it down, but George Williams says this may be a poor bet.

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Constitutional law expert George Williams has given a frank assessment of the government's High Court prospects on dual citizenship and the same-sex marriage postal vote 

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