Dismay as candidates snub dual-citizenship checklist

Original article by Rosie Lewis
The Australian – Page: 4 : 10-Jul-18

New voluntary checklists aimed at assuring voters that political candidates are eligible under Australian citizenship laws were introduced in the wake of the dual-citizenship fiasco. It has been revealed that of the 48 candidates taking part in five upcoming by-elections, 17 have either not completed the checklist or chosen not to have the details made public. Constitutional law expert Anne Twomey says electors may decide not to vote for candidates who have decided not to fully participate in the checklist process.

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