Brandis off to London, as Turnbull prepares his reshuffle

Senator George Brandis set to become Australia’s new high commissioner to the United Kingdom following a ministerial reshuffle by Malcolm Turnbull.

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Australians working in China should expect fallout over questions of political interference

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, has let its displeasure over questions of influence in Australian politics be known.

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Same-sex weddings in January, after historic parliamentary vote

There was ecstatic scenes in a packed public gallery, with people draped in rainbow flags singing “I am, you are, we are Australian”, and some MPs joining in from the chamber floor.

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New blow for Labor as David Feeney hits citizenship hurdle

Evidence cannot be found that Victorian MP David Feeney has renounced his British citizenship. Labor would be at high risk of losing his Melbourne seat of Batman to the Greens if he were found to be ineligible.

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Coalition behind in two new polls as triumphant Joyce heads back to Canberra

The Australian parliamentary week will be dominated by same-sex marriage and MPs’ citizenship. The government will also introduce a suite of legislation targeting foreign interference and espionage, all while welcoming back Barnaby Joyce.

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How the same-sex marriage vote will impact on human rights and democracy

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As former British PM David Cameron said, he supported same-sex marriage because he is a conservative. Unfortunately, his Australian counterparts have a less generous vision of conservatism.

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Queensland election result, while decided on state issues, adds to Turnbull’s burdens

The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.

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Citizenship crisis claims Nick Xenophon Team’s Kakoschke-Moore

A tearful senator said she was “heartbroken” and would ask that her case be referred to the High Court.

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Queenslanders in London urged to vote this week in state election

ALP Abroad president urges registered Queensland voters to have their say in high stakes state poll, warning of One Nation influence.

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Jubilation as Australia votes YES to same-sex marriage – reaction

LGBTQI community celebrates as the results of the postal survey show Australians are in favour of marriage equality 62% to 38%, paving the way for legislation.

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Former Labor premier Kristina Keneally to stand in Bennelong byelection, a major threat to Turnbull government

Kristina Keneally, a former premier of NSW, announces high profile candidacy for seat vacated over citizenship crisis, threatening the Coalition’s majority.

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Jacqui Lambie resigns: latest casualty in dual citizenship fiasco

Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie steps down after discovering she is a British citizen.

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Coalition and ALP reach deal on citizenship disclosure

Labor claimed it got all it wanted in the deal; the government claimed the ALP wished to include further clauses designed to clear MPs on the basis that they had taken “reasonable steps” to renounce dual citizenship.

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Turnbull proposes all MPs make declarations on citizenship as doubts raised about another Liberal

Malcolm Turnbull stressed this would not be an audit – for which there have been widespread calls. Meanwhile, Liberal backbencher John Alexander “believes” his father renounced British citizenship.

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Shorten urges MPs all disclose citizenship to parliament

Bill Shorten says Labor would support a ‘universal disclosure to the parliament’ on citizenship, as crisis continues to unfold.

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