HIGH COURT: Australian MP’s to learn fate over dual-citizenship debacle

Seven Federal politicians stuck in the middle of a dual citizenship debacle will soon learn their parliamentary fate with a three-day hearing beginning in the High Court today.

The high court will consider whether the MP’s have breached Section 44 of the constitution, which bans anyone holding a dual citizenship from sitting in parliament.

“Any person who is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power, shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.”


Barnaby Joyce, Matt Canavan, Malcolm Roberts, Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash and Nick Xenophon will all have their eligibility tested.

Greens senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam have already resigned over the debacle.