High Court ruling over dual citizenship sees resignation of Senator Katy Gallagher

Sharkie's future in doubt after latest High Court ruling

WA is also facing a federal byelection in Perth after sitting MP Tim Hammond quit for family reasons and a state byelection in Darling Range after its MP for the seat, Barry Urban, quit following a damning parliamentary report which found he lied to parliament.

As a senator, Gallagher will be replaced by another candidate from her Labor Party without a fresh election.

"The High Court ruling in Gallagher, I believe, is quite clear", she said.

He said the three Labor MPs had acted in good faith and was confident they would be eligible to contest the upcoming byelections.

The High Court's precedent could also prompt the resignation of four other parliamentary members, Susan Lamb, Justine Keay, Josh Wilson and Rebekha Sharkie, who were dual citizens when they were elected in 2016, and must prove they took adequate steps to renounce their status.

Attorney General Christian Porter said the ineligible lawmakers should have quit in October, when the High Court last made a strict ruling on the dual national ban.

"It is a crystal clear clarification of the law as it was stated in the [Matt] Canavan decision a year ago, and anyone, Bill Shorten or anyone else, who says this is a reinterpretation or a change, is talking absolute rubbish", he said.

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Porter said for Shorten to claim it was a reinterpretation was "talking absolute rubbish".

Gallagher had sought to renounce her British citizenship ahead of the 2016 election but the process had not been completed by the time she nominated for the election.

Those who've been forced from politics as a result of the fiasco now include Gallagher, Nationals deputy Fiona Nash, Liberal and former senate president Stephen Parry, Labor MP David Feeney, One Nation's Malcolm Roberts, NXT's Skye Kakoschke-Moore, Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie and the Greens co-deputies Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam.

The court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the senator was disqualified. But the Home Office didn't register that she was no longer British until August 16.

"Based on the recent High Court judgement, I will now take urgent legal advice", she said.

That would require an "insurmountable obstacle" to renouncing foreign citizenship, five justices said in a joint decision.

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