This report uses the information that Members and Senators disclose on the Federal Registers of Interests to analyse the top funders of our federal parliamentarians’ overseas travel.
This paper looks at how section 44 has been interpreted by the High Court and whether it remains relevant in the modern world. It also examines proposals for reform and whether there is any merit in modifying or deleting the section through a referendum.
Barnaby Joyce’s decision to accept money from Channel Seven in return for giving an interview about his relationship with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, calls into question his fitness for public office.
This first edition of the Australia Institute's Senate Projections series finds that, on current polling, future elections are likely to return a crossbench that is about as large and divided as the current one.
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, state and territory parliaments since the last update was published in February 2018.
Australia’s founders knew the circumstances and expectations of Australian society would change over time. To address this, they ensured Australian citizens could amend the Constitution, via a referendum, to reflect contemporary expectations. But quite rightly, it is not an easy process to change the rules...
Unwilling to confront the genuine and ongoing problems now the dual citizen genie is out of the bottle, the government says candidates for parliament simply need to get their paperwork in order.
The present case turns on just how wide the “all reasonable steps” exception is held to be. Does section 44 just require a person to take all reasonable steps within their power to renounce, regardless of whether that renunciation is actually effective?
A redistribution of electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory was required, as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for the ACT at the next general election has increased from two to three.
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, state and territory parliaments since the last update was published on 14 December 2017.
This discussion paper is based upon a national poll, conducted in April and May 2017, to assess levels of direct engagement between Australians and their parliamentarians, and opinions on whether the number of federal parliamentarians should be increased or decreased.
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender.
This report examines the conduct of the Federal Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield, and whether he conformed to the Principles of the Ministerial Code of Conduct, in relation to his knowledge of former Senator, Stephen Parry's dual-citizenship status.
It is time to accept that Section 44 of the Australian Constitution is irretrievably broken. In its current form, it is creating chaos that is consuming our politicians, argues Joe McIntyre.
Senator Ryan was elected Senate President yesterday after quitting Cabinet.