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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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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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A national anti-corruption body is needed to help keep politicians and public servants accountable, George Williams writes.

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While the Commonwealth is unlikely to permit same-sex marriage, this doesn't mean the debate is over, as states and territories are likely to continue to pursue marriage equality, writes George Williams.

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It is disappointing that the importance of maintaining a healthy federal judiciary is not reflected in the current bills before parliament, writes Andrew Lynch.