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the defence of dual citizens in parliament is absurd

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the defence of dual citizens in parliament is absurd

if the current furore engulfing federal parliament was about politicians' travel expenses, and not dual nationality, the media would be baying for the blood of those who had done the wrong thing. instead, there has been a chorus of calls from some media commentators to change the constitution to allow dual nationals to stand for and occupy seats in our nation's parliament.  deputy prime minister barnaby joyce has been revealed to be a new zealand citizen. photo: alex ellinghausenthis is absurd, and shows how captive some commentators are to the system on which they comment.let's be honest about this; changing the system would merely make it easier for politicians to get elected, and not...