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Here’s why a referendum to solve the dual citizenship saga won’t happen

May 18th, 2018

In her latest article in The Conversation, Murdoch constitutional law lecturer Lorraine Finlay explains why a parliamentary report recommending a referendum in the dual citizenship saga is an impractical solution.

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Federal MPs should have known their time was up: law lecturer

May 11th, 2018

The Australian people are entitled to feel more than a little frustrated with the 10-month-long citizenship saga, according to Murdoch University constitutional law lecturer Lorraine Finlay. She says the High Court’s decision on Wednesday to rule that Labor Senator Katy Gallagher was ineligible to sit in the Federal Parliament was unsurprising. The ruling triggered the resignation […]

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Opinion: Section 44 of the constitution does not mean that nobody is eligible to be elected to parliament

August 18th, 2017

The investigations into the eligibility of elected politicians to serve as members of Parliament under Section 44 of the constitution has caused a great deal of upheaval. In an opinion piece for The Huffington Post, Murdoch University constitutional law expert Lorraine Finlay investigates.

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Greens resignations show a need to change dual citizenship requirements

July 20th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

Off the back of resignations of Greens co-deputy leaders Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, Murdoch University’s Lorraine Finlay has published an article that shows a need for a conversation about changing constitutional requirements that disqualify dual citizens.

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