Dual citizenship: Another lawmaker resigns
Australian independent senator Jacqui Lambie has become the eighth lawmaker to resign over dual citizenship.
In a tearful speech, she told the Senate she had recently learned she held British nationality through her father and grandfather.
The constitution says MPs must be citizens of Australia only. Politicians found to have dual citizenship have included the Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce.
The issue has put the centre-right government in a precarious position.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Party has already lost its majority in parliament, and a recent opinion poll showed his popularity at a new low.