The disqualification of dual citizens from parliament: Three problems and a solution
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- Alternative Law Journal, 2018, 43 (2), pp. 73 - 80
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© The Author(s) 2018. Since August 2017, the rule in s 44(i) of the Australian Constitution that dual citizens are incapable of being chosen for or sitting in federal Parliament has led to the disqualification or resignation of 15 parliamentarians. This disruption may yet continue, with outstanding questions remaining about several sitting members. In this article, we outline three key problems with s 44(i), as well as a durable solution.
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