Report Calls For Referendum To Overturn Ban On Dual Citizen MPs

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The Turnbull government has poured cold water on the idea of a referendum to overturn the ban on dual citizens sitting in parliament.

Within minutes of a cross-party committee recommending the constitutional change, Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann said the government was "not inclined" to back a referendum.

However, changes will be implemented ahead of five by-elections due in coming weeks to ensure all candidates take steps to ensure they are qualified to sit in parliament, including reporting their citizen status to the Australian Electoral Commission.

Read morePerth barrister John Cameron (right) has spoken out about the dual citizenship crisis that has hit Australian  politicians.

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Source : https://www.sbs.com.au/news/report-calls-for-referendum-to-overturn-ban-on-dual-citizen-mps

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