Op-ed: Should dual citizenship clause be removed from Australia's constitution

By Trevor Marshallsea, 2 August 2017
Photo credit: Pixabay
Photo credit: Pixabay
According to Section 44 of Australia's Constitution any person who "is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of 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". This is interpreted by the High Court as meaning anyone with dual citizenship is not permitted to run for office. The author asks whether, knowing that Australia is a multinational country, this clause should not be amended.
Read the full article here: BBC News


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