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Do-nothing Malcolm declares non-audit of all MPs

Federal MP Kevin Andrews says there is 'deep frustration' in regards to the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull Do-nothing Malcolm declares non-audit of all MPs
Bennie Garza | 06 November, 2017, 08:57

The Prime Minister has urged MPs and senators to start preparing their declarations now.

Malcolm Turnbull has moved to draw a line under the citizenship saga by proposing the nation's 226 MPs and senators declare to Parliament they are not dual citizens and provide the evidence to back it up.

The High Court ruling had prompted calls from the Greens for a cross-party audit, but both major parties had resisted that idea.

Current politicians will have 21 days to make the declaration, while future members of parliament will be required to make the declaration when they are elected.

"I want to say that this is not an audit".

The requirements will also apply to new members sworn in.

He said he wanted it introduced quickly, saying the Senate could vote for it next week and the House of Representatives could implement it when it meets at the end of this month.

Turnbull said any politician with citizenship concerns should speak up, but doesn't believe there are any issues with Liberal politicians.

Last Friday, Mr Shorten announced his own plan for sorting out the citizenship debacle that has been paralysing the Government.

The declaration will be similar to members' interest statements, which means a politician would be in breach of privilege if the documentation is incorrect.

"For example, we have to consider whether people who nominate for parliament should not be obliged to provide information like this as part of the nomination process, even, if only, to make sure they turn their minds to it", he said.

Turnbull said the system was not an audit because "there is no auditor" and stressed that only the high court could determine if a member of parliament was ineligible.

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