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There is enough in the Dutton case to raise questions about whether disqualification has occurred. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: is Peter Dutton ineligible to sit in parliament?

It is possible the home affairs minister is in breach of Section 44(v) of the Constitution – and if the High Court were to find him so, it would cause yet another headache for the government.
The dual citizenship crisis claimed five more scalps today: Katy Gallagher, Susan Lamb, Rebekha Sharkie, Justine Keay and Josh Wilson. Emil Jeyaratnam/The Conversation using AAP images

Dual citizenship debacle claims five more MPs – and sounds a stern warning for future parliamentarians

Today's High Court decision against Katy Gallagher has clarified how to interpret the constitution on this matter. But the problem of dual citizenship can only be properly fixed by a referendum.
Malcolm Turnbull stressed this would not be an audit – for which there have been widespread calls. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull proposes all MPs make declarations on citizenship

The Turnbull government is trying to limit the damage from the citizenship crisis with a plan to have all MPs make declarations about their circumstances.

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