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Federal police have raided the Department of Home Affairs

Australian federal police officers have raided the Department of Home Affairs headquarters in Canberra. The search follows revelations that Peter Dutton, the Home Affairs minister, helped to prevent the deportation of two foreign au pairs after lobbying from AFL chief Gillon McLachlan and Russell Keag, a former police colleague to […]
Federal police have raided the Department of Home Affairs
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Politics. Will we have a new PM today? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We’ll live blog it from here on, just in case, because Peter Dutton just told us he had called Malcolm Turnbull and “asked him to convene a meeting of the Liberal Party at which I would challenge for […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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Here’s why Peter Dutton may be ineligible to sit in parliament

Section 44 of the Constitution has struck down many a politician in the past year – but is it powerful enough to take down the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton? This time it is not dual citizenship under s44(i) that is at issue. Instead, it is the more obscure […]
Here’s why Peter Dutton may be ineligible to sit in parliament