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Dual Citizens, and Parliamentary Eligibility



Facts:

  • The repercussions of this decision are still being felt to this day. In May this year the High Court of Australia unanimously found Labour senator Katy Gallagher ineligible to serve in Parliament due to holding dual citizenship. This ruling caused four other parliamentarians were forced to resign.

Issue:

SHOULD the ELIGIBILITY requirements for PARLIAMENT be relaxed to reflect Australia’s rising multiculturalism?


read more:


  1. Business Insider Australia, ‘Here's why you can't be a dual citizen and an Australian politician

  2. ABC, 'Fact file: The dual citizenship crisis'

  3. LawyersWeekly, ‘The war against section 44 and how we can defeat it

  4. ABC, ‘Sam Dastyari defended China's policy in South China Sea in defiance of Labor policy, secret recording reveals

  5. ABC, 'Fact file: The dual citizenship crisis'

  6. News.com.au, ‘Why we shouldn’t change ‘outdated’ dual citizenship clause


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