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Most Australians support Indigenous voice to parliament plan that Turnbull rejected

Most Australians support Indigenous voice to parliament plan that Turnbull rejected

OmniPoll survey finds 60.7% broadly support changing constitution to set up Indigenous body to advise the parliament Sixty per cent of Australians support a proposed model of Indigenous recognition
Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Peter Dutton says detainees trying to force asylum policy change

Immigration minister accuses advocates and Greens of aiding 600 refugees and asylum seekers who refuse to leave Manus Island centreThe Australian immigration minister has accused detainees – “aided
Barnaby Joyce: 'Dopey' Liberal and Labor MPs let Nationals take citizenship rap

Barnaby Joyce: 'Dopey' Liberal and Labor MPs let Nationals take citizenship rap

Joyce urges all MPs concerned about citizenship status to refer themselves immediately to the high courtBarnaby Joyce has called on parliamentary colleagues concerned about their eligibility status to
Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

Detainees say they fear for their lives in the Papua New Guinean community as Julie Bishop defends Australia’s ‘tough’ stance The Manus Island detention centre has officially closed but more than 600
Momentum builds for citizenship inquiry but MPs unclear on details

Momentum builds for citizenship inquiry but MPs unclear on details

Questions over Josh Frydenberg’s status and Stephen Parry’s late admission have raised calls ‘to rip the Band-Aid off’ the citizenship issue. The question is: can anyone figure out how?A citizenship
Turnbull says Manus detainees aren’t scared, just manipulated by ‘activists in Australia’

Turnbull says Manus detainees aren’t scared, just manipulated by ‘activists in Australia’

PM dismisses fears of refugees too afraid to leave compound and says people smugglers would take advantage of New Zealand’s offer to take refugees Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the fears of refugees
Greens unveil plan for diversity targets and multicultural commission

Greens unveil plan for diversity targets and multicultural commission

Richard Di Natale says immigrants need more certainty following government’s failed attempt to make it harder to get citizenshipThe Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, has released a proposal to
'Adani is a vote changer': Greens muscle in on Queensland's marginal seats

'Adani is a vote changer': Greens muscle in on Queensland's marginal seats

As the party hone in on three electorates, they say a Greens MP could play a pivotal role in a hung parliament where One Nation has leached away major-party votes In Queensland, whose unicameral state
John Alexander says he still doesn't know if he's a British citizen

John Alexander says he still doesn't know if he's a British citizen

Liberal MP faces barrage of media questions but says he’s still waiting for definitive advice from UK authoritiesThe embattled Liberal MP John Alexander says he still has no idea whether he’s a
Citizenship crisis: Labor duo and Sharkie are in breach, Turnbull's legal advice says

Citizenship crisis: Labor duo and Sharkie are in breach, Turnbull's legal advice says

Dual citizens cannot nominate unless foreign law ‘irremediably’ prevents them giving up status, barrister stressesTwo Labor MPs and the Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie are not eligible to sit in
Greens ready to back Dean Smith marriage equality bill as consensus option

Greens ready to back Dean Smith marriage equality bill as consensus option

Leader Richard Di Natale says party will push for changes but not at risk of sinking the draft billThe Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, says he will push for changes to the cross-party marriage
Malcolm Turnbull says Dean Smith bill 'a good place to start' – politics live

Malcolm Turnbull says Dean Smith bill 'a good place to start' – politics live

Speaking in the Philippines, the PM indicates a preference for WA senator’s private member’s bill if the same-sex marriage survey returns a positive result 6.55am GMT The PM, President
Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law • Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey – follow all the news and
Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Historic win sees swing of over 11% to Greens, who will now hold three seats in Victoria’s Legislative Assembly Thorpe becomes first Indigenous woman elected to Victorian parliamentThe Greens made a
Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

Marriage equality and the Queensland election: yes campaign amplifies Greens threat to Labor

An electorate filled with celebrations is a sight to gladden Jackie Trad’s heart, but the campaign had unexpected consequences in her South Brisbane seatIt’s 9pm on Wednesday, the night the yes camp
Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Government accused of avoiding revolt as parliamentary sitting week cancelled

Labor and Greens accuse the government of running scared of a vote on a banking royal commission before byelections return new membersThe government has canned the penultimate sitting week of the
Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next weekLabor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on
Cabinet has considered allowing banking inquiry, Scott Morrison confirms

Cabinet has considered allowing banking inquiry, Scott Morrison confirms

Turnbull refuses to say if ministers have discussed the matter – saying only that the government’s position has not changedScott Morrison has confirmed that cabinet has discussed the possibility of
Labor and LNP scramble to bed down seats before Queensland election

Labor and LNP scramble to bed down seats before Queensland election

ALP reels after its message of ‘chaos’ under a Liberal National party-One Nation government is damaged by one of its ownAs the Queensland election campaign heads into its final stretch, Labor’s main
Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Senior party figures express hope the ballot result will bring to an end the infightingSenator Lee Rhiannon has failed to win preselection as the Greens’ lead candidate for New South Wales at the next