NXT’s Skye Kakoschke-Moore Quits Senate Over Dual Citizenship

A ninth Federal Government senator has become the latest MP to be caught up in the citizenship saga, after South Australian Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore announced her resignation for holding a dual citizenship. Senator Kakoschke-Moore announced she was a British citizen by descent through her mother at a press conference in Adelaide…

Senator Stephen Parry Resigns After UK Citizenship Confirmation

Liberal senator Stephen Parry will resign from federal parliament after confirming that he is a British citizen. Senator Parry said he will quit as Senate President and as a Tasmanian senator immediately after the British Home Office confirmed his dual citizenship on Wednesday. Yesterday, Senator Parry revealed he had doubts about his citizenship status because…

Turnbull Government At Risk After Shock High Court Decision

Deputy Prime Mister Barnaby Joyce was deemed ineligible to sit in Parliament due to dual citizenship today, leaving the Turnbull Government’s majority at risk. The High Court decision has sparked a by-election in the New South Wales seat of New England. Mr Joyce referred himself to the High Court on August 14, after realizing he…

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 “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…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…