The Constitution

A Parliamentary Solution to the Dual Citizenship Problem

The High Court and the Parliament Perhaps Lewis Carroll would have found something to admire in the recent report of the Parliamentary Dual Citizenship Committee on section 44 of the Constitution. There can’t be many who would. Section 44 (1) provides (in part) that:   Any person who … is 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.   The committee reported that the most straightforward and effective way to address the issues identified by its inquiry…

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