Opinion: Parliament’s dual citizenship crisis deepens

December 7, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

Citizenship saga: Lorraine Finlay says the issue has called into question the honesty and integrity of politicians

The extraordinary chain of events leading to a number of politicians being disqualified or resigning from parliament because of dual citizenship issues looks set to continue into 2018.

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay from Murdoch’s School of Law says the publication of citizenship registries have revealed that several more MPs have serious dual citizenship questions to answer.

Among those likely to be referred to the High Court are several senators and MPs whose citizenship declarations show they were technically still dual citizens when nominations closed before the 2016 election.

Ms Finlay says the fact it has taken five months and a compulsory procedure for these cases to come to light is disappointing, reflecting badly on the politicians in question.

To read the full article, click here.

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