Tougher English language exams for Australian citizenship will be debated by Senate

The changes to the citizenship tests aren’t wholesale, but they have raised the bar for an English speaking skills-set.

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Govt in turmoil over Barnaby Joyce NZ citizenship, Bishop accuses Labor of collusion with Kiwis

Labor denies collusion with NZ colleagues to destabilise government over Barnaby Joyce citizenship affair, counter-accusing foreign minister of creating a diplomatic incident with Australia’s closest ally.

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High Court to rule on whether Barnaby Joyce is a New Zealander

Australian government rocked by revelation that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce might be a citizen of New Zealand, potentially making him ineligible to be a federal MP.

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‘Fire and fury': Trump’s impulsive rhetoric on North Korea threatens region

OPINION & ANALYSIS: By promising ‘fire and fury’, Donald Trump actually plays into North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s hands.

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“We love our children”: Penny Wong’s blistering speech on same-sex marriage vote [VIDEO]

WATCH: Lesbian mum Senator Penny Wong blasts government’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage as a “stunt” that will expose kids to hatred, in remarkable speech to parliament.

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Explainer: with no free vote for now, where next for marriage equality?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: So, the government seems determined to give voters a voice, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say. How did we get here and where to now?

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“You are worse than I am,” Trump tells Turnbull in leaked phone call

Leaked documents reveal details of President Donald Trump’s testy phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over “a horrible deal, a disgusting deal” to settle refugees.

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Boris Johnson puts on the charm offensive to entice Australia into Britain’s post-Brexit future

OPINION & ANALYSIS: What a funny chap, he is; although, it must be said, his mastery of the Australian vernacular leaves something to be desired.

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Dual-citizenship crisis claims third victim, Labor demands government come clean

Overseas born Australian federal politicians of all stripes are checking their paperwork after government minister forced to step-down over dual-citizenship fiasco.

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Donald Abbott is Tony Abbott’s alter ego

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Tony Abbott’s relentless undermining of Malcolm Turnbull is becoming more than a political embarrassment for his own party, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Boost for Australia’s military’s role in combating domestic terrorism

The Defence Act will be strengthened to remove some constraints governing the “call-out” of the ADF in terrorist situations.

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Aussie journo stands by his damning assessment of Donald Trump, that he has “no capacity to lead the world” [WATCH]

VIDEO: Chris Uhlmann tells US media he makes no apology for his cut to the bone, viral condemnation of President Donald Trump.

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Republican Turnbull says he is ‘Elizabethan’ upon meeting the Queen

Former head of the Australian Republican Movement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull danced to a delicate diplomatic tune when he met with Her Majesty in London.

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Will Malcolm Turnbull offer Tony Abbott the UK High Commissioner role to shut him up?

A push is being mounted from within the Liberal Party to get former prime minister Tony Abbott to take the job of High Commissioner to the UK to put an end to his undermining of Malcolm Turnbull.

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The G20’s economic leadership deficit at a time when risks are high

OPINION & ANALYSIS: A weakening of the G20 is a weakening of Australia’s international influence. Few countries have a greater incentive to put solutions on the table.

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