Family First Senator Bob Day has resigned from the Senate, but controversy now rages about whether or not he was validly elected. The argument is that he was disqualified under Section 44(v) of the Constitution for holding an indirect pecuniary… Read More »what is the challenge to Bob Day’s Senate seat all about?
In a unanimous judgment, the High Court on Friday crushed Family First senator Bob Day’s High Court challenge to the recent Senate voting reforms.The court regarded none of Day’s arguments as having any merit. It dismissed them as “untenable” or… Read More »High Court unanimously rejects challenge to Senate voting reform
The response of those senators whose re-election is threatened by the proposed Senate voting reforms has been to lash out with claims of unconstitutionality and threaten High Court challenges. Are these reforms vulnerable to challenge and on what basis would… Read More »Is a constitutional challenge to Senate voting reforms likely to succeed?