The High Court ruling this week with regards the eligibility of senator Katy Gallagher has severe implications for Australian politics.
A High Court decision on section 44 has restored some sanity, writes George Williams.
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.
In the case of the 'citizenship seven', the High Court opted for an interpretation that promoted certainty for future cases, writes Gabrielle Appleby
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.
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.
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.
The legal profession is not the bastion of equality that it should be, writes George Williams.
We may not fare so well if we were to have a Prime Minister seeking to follow Trump's lead, writes George Williams.
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.