George Williams

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Australia is happy to set down standards for other nations, but bristles when these same rules are applied to itself, writes George WiIlliams.


Far from making us safer, legislation allowing Australian citizenship to be stripped from dual nationals would make matters worse, writes George Williams.


Malcolm Turnbull must hope the Senate blocks moves to hold a plebiscite, saving him from having to follow through on a policy that he knows is a step in the wrong direction, writes George Williams.

Bronwyn Bishop

It is obvious that the system of parliamentary entitlements for federal politicians needs root and branch reform, writes George Williams.

Queen Elizabeth

A significant shift has occurred in the ALP on the idea of Australia becoming a republic, writes George Williams.

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The issue of Indigenous constitutional recognition needs purpose and urgency, or it will resettle into a pattern of drift and inaction, writes George Williams.


Although constitutional, new laws to strip the citizenship of dual nationals involved in terrorism are more far reaching than first thought and flawed, writes George Williams.

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Noel Pearson has injected an important new idea into the debate on recognising Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution – that Indigenous Australians must have a voice in the lawmaking process, writes George Williams.


Momentum is building around the world to lower the voting age to 16 years. Australians this age, too, should get a say in decisions that affect their lives, writes George Williams.

Holding hands

It's been argued Australia should follow Ireland's lead on same-sex marriage and hold a referendum to bypass an unwilling Parliament. While the sentiment is positive, the idea is flawed, writes George Williams.