Sue v Hill: one nation, two citizenships, three strikes

Chesterman, John (2000) Sue v Hill: one nation, two citizenships, three strikes. Australian Journal of Political Science, 35 (1). pp. 135-136.

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[Extract] It is popularly believed that one of the key rights of Australian citizenship is the ability to stand for political office. Even Australia's electoral legislation says that an Australian citizen who has turned 18 and is eligible to vote is also eligible to stand for Parliament. As Heather Hill learned last year, this is not always the case. Hill, an Australian citizen, received sufficient votes at the 1998 federal election to win a Senate seat for the One Nation Party, but the High Court ruled on 23 June 1999 that she was ineligible to become a Senator. The problem was that Hill, in addition to being an Australian citizen, was also a British citizen when she was elected.

Item ID: 26271
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: citizenship
ISSN: 1036-1146
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 00:58
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes @ 100%
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