Original article by Simon Benson, Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 10-May-18
Labor MPs Susan Lamb, Justine Keay and Josh Wilson have resigned from parliament after the High Court ruled that Labor senator Katy Gallagher is disqualified due to dual citizenship. The eligibility of the three MPs, as well as Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie – who has also resigned – had also been uncertain. Senior officials of both the Liberal and Labor parties concede that the outcome of the resulting by-elections could put pressure on the leadership of both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. The four lower house by-elections are expected to be held on the same day.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CENTRE ALLIANCE, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, ONE NATION PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY