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Dual Citizenship Scandal Australia

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Added on  2021-04-17

Dual Citizenship Scandal Australia

   Added on 2021-04-17

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DUAL CITIZEN SCANDAL IN AUSTRALIA
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WHAT IS THE CRISIS?BARNABY JOYCE, AUSTRALIA'S “DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER”, IS CONFRONTING THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING REMOVED FROM HIS OFFICE OF DEPUTY PM AFTER THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT HE WAS A RESIDENT OF THE TWO NATIONS (MCGUIRK 2017).THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION FORBIDS DUAL CITIZENSHIP.
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CONSTITUTION SAYS..ARTICLE 44.1 OF THE CONSTITUTION STATES THAT “ANY PERSON WHO IS UNDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 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 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.”
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THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEMMANY AUSTRALIANS ARE BORN OVER SEAS.NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA ARE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP OF BOTH THE COUNTRIES.AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION FORBIDS PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES TO HAVE CITIZENSHIP OF ANY OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRY.HENCE RECENTLY MANY IMPORTANT PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES ARE AT THE VERGE OF LOSING OFFICE.
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