Dual citizenship claim denied
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.