Yet another Australian politician has been caught up in a citizenship saga, with cabinet minister Fiona Nash revealing that she is also a British citizen.
Senator Nash will not stand down, and will refer the issue to the High Court, similar to Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce.
She is also the deputy leader of The Nationals.
“On the basis of the Solicitor General’s advice, the Prime Minister has indicated to me he sees no reason for me to stand aside from my portfolio responsibilities,” Senator Nash said.
According to the Daily Telegraph, this is the sixth instance in which a parliamentarian has been found to have a dual citizenship issue.