Five Australian parliamentarians ousted over dual citizenship

Five Australian parliamentarians ousted over dual citizenship

Five Australian parliamentarians ousted over dual citizenship

Written by Keshala Dias

10 May, 2018 | 2:05 am

Five new Australian parliamentarians have been ousted for holding dual citizenship when they were elected.

In what was widely viewed as a fresh test case, a high court ruled Senator Katy Gallagher ineligible, the BBC reported. Four other politicians, who were also under scrutiny resigned after the verdict.

The dual citizenship saga has destabilised Australian politics since last year. In 2017, 10 MPs and senators were removed from office for violating a constitutional rule that prohibits federal political candidates from being dual nationals.


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