Aus­tralia loses 8th leg­is­la­tor

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Canberra, Aus­tralia — An in­de­pen­dent Aus­tralian sen­a­tor who is Bri­tish by de­scent yes­ter­day be­came the eighth law­maker to leave Par­lia­ment in re­cent months over a 116-yearold con­sti­tu­tional ban on dual na­tion­als run­ning for of­fice that threat­ens to bring down the govern­ment.

Jacqui Lam­bie tear­fully re­signed a day af­ter the Se­nate set a Dec 1 dead­line for Aus­tralia-born se­na­tors to pro­vide doc­u­mented ev­i­dence that they had not in­her­ited the cit­i­zen­ship of an im­mi­grant par­ent or grand­par­ent.

Lam­bie said the Bri­tish Home Of­fice ad­vised her yes­ter­day that her Scot­tish-born grand­fa­ther had not re­nounced his cit­i­zen­ship af­ter mi­grat­ing to Aus­tralia, mak­ing her and her fa­ther Bri­tish. – AP

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