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Rebekha Sharkie was registered as renouncing her UK citizenship after she nominated for election. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Sharkie told by Turnbull she may have to go to High Court

Malcolm Turnbull has told Rebekha Sharkie, the Nick Xenophon Team's sole member in the House of Representatives, that her eligibility may have to be determined by the High Court.
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.
Bill Shorten has said Labor would support a ‘universal disclosure to the parliament’ on citizenship. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Shorten urges MPs all disclose citizenship to parliament

Labor has been on a unity ticket with the Coalition in opposing an audit, but as the crisis continues to unfold it has moved to a position that falls short of bringing in an outside auditor.
Can decisions made by former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce while he was invalidly in parliament be challenged? AAP/Mick Tsikas

Three reasons why the decisions of Joyce and Nash may be difficult to challenge

Laws passed by MPs while under a citizenship cloud are unlikely to be contested; decisions made by ministers after doubts about their dual citizenship was announced are more complicated matters.

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