Multicultural Leaders Slammed Citizenship Reform As “Un-Australian”

New citizenship legislation requires permanent residents to wait four years and pass a university level english test, before applying to become a citizen. Tony Burke, Labor MP, says the english competency test is something not even Australians could pass. “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…

Hinch in Citizenship Debacle Over US Social Security Card

Derryn Hinch has become the latest politician to be caught up in the citizenship scandal after revealing he has a United States social security card that could disqualify him from the senate. Mr Hinch confirmed on Wednesday night he still holds the social security card making him eligible for benefits from the US government, which…

Xenophon Engulfed In Dual Citizenship Saga

By Jacinta Payne Scott Ludlam started a domino effect in early July when he resigned from parliament following the revelation that he was a dual citizen to New Zealand. Nick Xenophon makes the seventh Australian Federal politician to be potentially impacted by a dual citizenship issue. Dr Ian Cook, senior politics lecturer at Murdoch University,…

Nationals Deputy Leader Fiona Nash Latest in Dual Citizenship Woes

National Party deputy leader Fiona Nash has become the latest to fall over the dual citizenship saga, joining Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as the latest to refer themselves to the high court. Senator Nash claimed she has British citizenship by descent, making a short, unheralded statement to the Senate on Thursday evening just before…