Dual cit­i­zen­ship claim de­nied

Shepparton News - - SN NATIONAL NEWS -

La­bor’s Se­na­tor Katy Gal­lager says she ‘‘is not and never been’’ a ci­ti­zen of Ecuador after rev­e­la­tions her mother was born in the South Amer­i­can coun­try to British ci­ti­zens.

She says her cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus was in­ves­ti­gated as part of La­bor’s vet­ting when she nom­i­nated for the Se­nate. ‘‘As a re­sult of these in­ves­ti­ga­tions it was de­ter­mined that I had not ob­tained Ecuado­rian cit­i­zen­ship by de­scent from my mother,’’ she said. A News Corp re­port yesterday cast doubts on Se­na­tor Gal­lager’s el­i­gi­bil­ity to be in the Se­nate.

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