It’s been just over a fortnight since the High Court opted for what it admitted was a “harsh” reading of section 44(i) of the Constitution, because the nicer alternatives “would be inimical to the stability of representative government.” Since then, potentially ineligible MPs have emerged at a rate of over one per weekday, and stability is looking further off than ever.
The majority of the new batch are like most of the Citizenship Seven. They say they had no idea they were dual citizens, and acted to rid themselves of their status (more or less) as soon as they could. But a sizeable fraction, mostly from the Labor Party, are the opposite.
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