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    Matt Canavan quits cabinet over Italian dual citizenship

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...ip-uncertainty
    After the resignation of two green senators, Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam comes yet another politician who falls foul of s44 under the Australian Constitution.
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    Re: Matt Canavan quits cabinet over Italian dual citizenship

    dual analog stick

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    Re: Matt Canavan quits cabinet over Italian dual citizenship

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    Isn't the minister for finance a Belgian dual citizen? He'll probs be next.
    Belgian-born Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said he lost his Belgian citizenship as soon as he became an Australian citizen in 2000.

    “Senator Cormann confirmed this fact again with Belgian authorities in Australia prior to nominating for pre-selection as a candidate for the Senate, to ensure he complied with the relevant requirements for election to the Senate under the Australian Constitution,” a spokeswoman said in a statement."
    Source:http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2...ns-citizenship
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