Gallagher citizenship: Labor's 'reasonable steps' no freestanding defence, court hears

Gallagher citizenship: Labor's 'reasonable steps' no freestanding defence, court hears
 

Labor’s interpretation of the “reasonable steps” test has been labelled “radical” and its case to prevent disqualification of Katy Gallagher has been met with scepticism by the justices of the high court.
The solicitor general, Stephen Donaghue, on Wednesday urged the high court to take a black-letter approach and find the Labor senator ineligible because she failed to renounce her British citizenship in time for nomination.
The case is a test of Labor’s interpretation that candidates are not disqualified if they have taken “all steps reasonably required” to renounce foreign citizenship.... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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