Australian senator resigns due to dual citizenship

Greens Senator Scott Ludlum has resigned from his post, because dual citizenship holders are barred from holding parliamentary seats. Upon finding out he was a holder of the citizenship of New Zealand, Ludlum resigned in line with section 44(i) of the constitution, preventing election of “[a]ny person who is under any acknowledgement of allegiance obedience or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power.”

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