Labor senator could face court referral

December 04, 2017

Labor Senator Katy Gallagher could be referred to the High Court over her eligibility.

The Turnbull government believes at least three federal MPs will need to be referred to the High Court to resolve questions over their citizenship.

MPs have until 9am on Tuesday to produce paperwork about their citizenship after Labor agreed to a new register, but no deadline has been set for when the details will be published online.

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said, in a departure from regular practice, a minister or the manager of opposition business will be allowed to refer anyone whose eligibility they believe is in doubt to the High Court.

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