Australian PM to force lawmakers to declare citizenship to end political crisis
SYDNEY (Reuters) Australian Prime Minister uk canada goose Malcolm Turnbull announced plans on Monday to canadian goose jacket force all canada goose uk outlet lawmakers to declare they are not dual nationals as he seeks buy canada goose jacket cheap to defuse a political crisis that saw his deputy ejected from parliament.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts as he walks with officials and canada goose security personnel to a media conference announcing Australia’s national security plan to protect public places in central Sydney, Australia, August 20, buy canada goose jacket 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
Turnbull center right coalition government was thrown into Canada Goose Jackets disarray last month Canada Goose Online when the High Canada Goose Parka Court ruled canada goose store that five lawmakers who were dual nationals, including Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, were ineligible for parliament.
The Australian Canada Goose sale leader has been facing down calls since for a full audit Canada Goose Outlet of parliamentarians to ensure they comply with the country constitution, which bars foreign nationals from sitting in parliament to prevent split allegiances.
The canada goose online shop High Court ruling expelled three Canada Goose online members of the Liberal National coalition government from parliament, while a fourth resigned days later after confirming he also had dual nationality. The other canada goose clearance affected lawmakers were from minority parties, with the main opposition Labor Party yet to be ensnared.
Turnbull said his plan, unlike an audit, would put the onus on canada goose coats lawmakers to check their own situation and anybody found to have made a false declaration would canada goose uk shop be in contempt of parliament. Lawmakers will be canada goose coats on sale required to produce documents to prove any second citizenship has been renounced.
and senatorshave been put squarely on notice nowand Canada Goose Coats On Sale so they will be turning canada goose uk black friday theirmind to their own affairs and theissues of citizenship, Turnbull told reporters cheap canada goose uk in Canberra.
The new laws would apply canada goose clearance sale to both existing and prospective lawmakers. Those canada goose black friday sale already in parliament would be given 21 days to make a declaration from the date it comes into force, while new lawmakers would have the same period of time from their swearing in.
Turnbull said he hoped to push the changes through parliament in the last remaining sitting days this year. That will require support from the Labor Party, which suggested a similar plan last week.
Turnbull has said previously that the uk canada goose outlet court interpretation of the constitution was strict He has flagged potential changes to the constitution, noting that more than half of cheap Canada Goose Australia population of 24 million was either born overseas or has canada goose factory sale a parent who was born overseas. A referendum would be needed to change the constitution.
All seven canadagooseoutleta lawmakers in the High Court case, two of whom were cleared to remain in parliament, accepted that they were dual nationals at the time of their election but claimed they were unaware of their status. Some were conferred a second nationality by birth, others by descent.