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How did so many Australian politicans recently win Parliamentary seats while unaware of or denying their second nationality?

Half a dozen Australian members of Parliament have resigned or are threatened with the need to do so after "discovering" that they are dual citizens, forbidden from serving (how surprising this truly ...
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Will the changes to the NSW ICAC reduce its effectiveness?

The NSW government is putting through changes to ICAC, they claim its to make it more effective but it can also look like its because ICAC has been too effective at finding problems with the party. ...
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What are the changes being made to the NSW ICAC (Independent commission against corruption)

There are some apparently controversial changes being made to ICAC(https://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/) in New South Wales there is more comment about the motivations than the substance what are the changes ...
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What causes the 2 Party System (Australia) [duplicate]

In Australian Politics, why is the parliament only ever controlled by either a Labour or Liberal party? Is it possible for a minority party to be elected? i.e. could we have a Family First Prime ...
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Does a newly elected Member of Parliment in an Australian State need to resign from their prior commitments?

Queensland is about to have a State Election. For an individual to put themself forward as a candidate, they need either the support of 6 enrolled voters or the support of a registered party. If ...
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Why does the new Australian Senate first sit so late?

I don't quite understand why the new Senate does not come into effect until 1 July, operating with the previous election's results, when the new House of Representatives sits almost immediately after ...
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Why is the speaker of the House of Representatives an MP?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Australia) is currently Bronwyn Bishop and there was, the other day, some issues raised over her bias. This led me to pose the question - why is the ...
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Is there such a thing as a single dissolution?

In Australia, there is the possibility that we may face a double dissolution in the Federal Parliament because one of the taxes that Tony Abbott promised to abolish was knocked back in the Senate. I ...