CCF – Both Houses

Here at CEFA we are getting very excited that stage 2 of the Australian Constitution Centre will soon be funded by the Australian Government. We will be delivering exciting new resources to support the Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship years 4 to 10.

On Wednesday South Australian Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore addressed the media to let us all know she is a dual British and Australian citizen.

On Wednesday the candidate that was to go into the Senate in Fiona Nash’s spot was found to be incapable of being chosen. Hollie Hughes was the sixth person on the NSW Liberal National ticket at that election for the Senate. A spot that was almost impossible to win at the election.

The citizenship saga/issue/crisis continues. Almost every day one or two MP’s or Senators are outed in the media for having a parent born in some other country.

Last week the High Court found that five members of Parliament were dual citizens and thus incapable of being chosen to sit in the Parliament at the election in July last year.

What a week. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the High Court heard arguments from eight legal teams as to why seven members of the federal Parliament should or should not be disqualified.

Last Thursday the first hearing for five of the members of Parliament found to have dual citizenship was heard by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel.

Crikey. Section 44i might take out another two Ministers. On Monday Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce got up in parliament and announced that he was possibly a New Zealand citizen.

This week Greens Leader Richard Di Natale announced that the Greens Party would table, debate and vote on Charter of Rights legislation in the 45th Parliament.

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