Australia Dual Citizenship Row: New Rules To Make MPs Disclose Status

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The move comes as the government tries to respond to the raft of dual-citizenship problems that has created chaos, and as Mr Turnbull faces persistent criticism over a perceived lack of leadership on the issue.

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Alexander, who sits in John Howard's old seat of Bennelong, may have a United Kingdom citizenship given that his father, Gilbert Alexander, was born over there and may have conferred citizenship to his son.

Federal MPs will be required to declare to parliament they are not a citizen of another country, the prime minister has announced.

Earlier, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hosed down questions over any further MPs being caught up in the dual citizenship saga.

"The obligation is on each member and each senator to make a full disclosure", Turnbull told reporters in Canberra.

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Under his proposal, MPs would have to declare that they are not dual citizens and provide proof that they had renounced their foreign citizenship, if any, prior to their election.

Last week, the Australian High Court found five parliamentarians were illegally elected past year, including the country's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, whose ineligibility has put the coalition government's one-seat majority in the Lower House under threat.

"The obligation is on each member and each senator to make a full disclosure".

'I think it is important for people to be alert to this and start getting prepared'.

Turnbull said he hoped to push the changes through parliament in the last remaining sitting days this year.

The Australian Greens won't be supporting the plan.

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Earlier on Monday, former prime minister Tony Abbott demanded that it was time "hard calls" were made.

MPs and senators will be required to make a disclosure about their citizenship status within 21 days of a special resolution passing both houses of federal parliament.

The proposed system would see the politicians logging in the Register of Members' Interest their citizenship eligibility. Have they renounced that citizenship?

Numerous politicians had argued that they had not been aware they were dual nationals due to their parents or place of birth.

"If a member, for example, were to make a statement here that was incorrect or false then they would be committing a very serious breach of privilege".

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