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Politics live: Citizenship, same-sex marriage dominate Parliament's last days for 2017

5 December 2017 5:50 AM
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Politics live: Citizenship, same-sex marriage dominate Parliament's last days for 2017

"In November 2017, I sought confirmation form the British Home Office about my 2007 renunciation. Further inquiries are being made of the British Home Office to confirm receipt of my renunciation," Mr Feeney said.

"In November 2017, I sought confirmation from the Irish Ambassador about my renunciation of any Irish citizenship I may have had in 2007. Further inquiries are being made of the Irish embassy to confirm receipt of my renunciation of any entitlement to Irish citizenship."

"I have sought advice from the ALP national secretariat in respect of access to historical electronic documents from the time of my nomination as a senator for Victoria in 2007. Those searches are ongoing."

"I November 2017, I also sough independent Australian legal advice to confirm my status. Without waiving legal professional privilege in that advice, I am not an Irish citizen, nor have I ever been entitled to the rights or privileges of being an Irish citizen and I have taken reasonable steps to renounce my British citizenship."

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Source: theage.com.au

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