More MPs Face Dual Citizenship Questions


The ten referrals could trigger nine by-elections across the country early next year if all of the MPs are found to be ineligible.

Liberal MP Jason Falinski has sought further legal advice after being unable to ascertain whether his former-USSR-born father, Polish and British-born grandfathers and Leningrad-born grandmother conferred foreign citizenship on him.

The release of the paperwork puts Senator Gallagher at risk of becoming the first Labor MP to be referred to the High Court over citizenship doubts.

Labor has named eight other federal politicians that should be sent to the High Court.

Ms Banks and Mr Hawke produced letters from Greek authorities in their initial disclosures that they did not hold Greek citizenship but Labor has disputed its accuracy.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been exposed as a "sanctimonious hypocrite" for repeatedly claiming Labor MPs had no citizenship issues.

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"This is an Opposition that can not be trusted led by a man who can not be trusted", Mr Joyce said.

Dual nationals are not allowed to stand for parliament in Australia. Do you drive on a highway without a licence because you believe it in the mail?

Labor MP for Batman David Feeney has been referred to the High Court by his own party.

According to paperwork she lodged under new parliamentary rules for citizenship disclosure, Senator Gallagher completed a British citizenship renunciation form, with payment, on April 20, 2016.

Mr Burke argued they had taken every possible step they could have to renounce their citizenship.

"We have a continuing concealment, a continuing cover up from Malcolm Turnbull on behalf of the seven MPs", he said.

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Senator Gallagher's declaration, lodged under new parliamentary rules for citizenship disclosure, also reveals she sat in the Senate as a dual citizen for nearly 18 months after filling a casual vacancy in 2015.

The senator said the only reason she asked to be referred was she believed the government would continue to use her case to attack the Labor Party.

He revealed Labor was even prepared to refer to court Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, whose parents arrived in Australia stateless after escaping the Nazis.

The government and Labor are now in talks about referrals to the High Court.

The crisis may yet plunge Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal-National coalition into minority rule, should it lose another lawmaker, or a crucial by-election set for December 19.

Attorney-General George Brandis told parliament the government did not reflect on the integrity of Senator Gallagher.

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But, she said, constant allegations against Senator Gallagher damaged the dignity and standing of the Senate.