Jacqui Lambie Could Resign Within 24 Hours Over Possible Dual Citizenship

She would join Barnaby Joyce Malcolm Roberts Larissa Waters and and Scott Ludlam as members of parliament who have lost their jobs as a result of the scandal

She also flagged plans for a return to politics in the lower house, targeting the Labor-held seat of Braddon, where the citizenship status of sitting MP Justine Keay is now under a cloud.

While Senator Lambie said last week she was confident there was no issue with her citizenship, she is now preparing to quit parliament. "I would never do that".

She would join Barnaby Joyce, Malcolm Roberts, Larissa Waters and and Scott Ludlam as members of parliament who have lost their jobs as a result of the scandal.

The unspeakable bloodshed from section 44 of the constitution continues unabated.

Joyce and Alexander will re-contest their lower-house seats in special elections next month.

Former deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is now running for re-election after the High Court ruled he was in breach of the Constitution.

But she told Grant Broadcasters radio this morning that she realised she may have had a problem while going back over her father's history following the resignation of Stephen Parry from the Senate.

But the next person on the JLN ticket may not be able to replace her.

The outspoken parliamentarian at the time insisted her affairs were in order, and that she was "satisfied" there was no concern over her citizenship status.

Labor insists they are safe because they took all reasonable measures to renounce United Kingdom citizenship.

I can see how all these politicians are only just having the ancestry chat with their parents now; it's not like this dual citizenship thing has made much of a stir in Aussie politics recently... If the required renunciation did not occur before they nominated, then evidence is to be provided of the steps taken to renounce the dual citizenship.

Adherence to that rule in a country where more than half the population of 24 million was either born overseas or has a parent who was born overseas has only come under the spotlight in the current crisis, with the High Court confirming a strict interpretation of the law.

The register was approved on the voices after amendments moved by the Greens and the crossbench were rejected.



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