High Court

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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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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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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 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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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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In striking out Bob Day's eligibility as a senator, the High Court has widened the grounds on which other members may be removed from Parliament, writes George Williams. 

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The legal profession is not the bastion of equality that it should be, writes George Williams.

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We may not fare so well if we were to have a Prime Minister seeking to follow Trump's lead, writes George Williams.

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The rise of a "whatever it takes" approach in Australian politics poses a major challenge for Susan Kiefel, the newly installed leader of the Australian judiciary, writes George Williams.

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