Law Firm News
Today's Legal News Bookmark Page
Australia's High Court to consider fate of 7 lawmakers
Attorneys News | 2017/10/17 13:59
Australia's prime minister said Monday that he was confident that government lawmakers would win a court challenge this week that threatens his administration's slender majority.

Seven High Court judges will decide whether seven lawmakers should be disqualified from Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected. The three-day hearing begins Tuesday.

The fate of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is most crucial to the government in an unprecedented political crisis.

If the court rules that he was illegally elected in July last year due to New Zealand citizenship he unknowingly inherited from his father, the ruling conservative coalition could lose its single-seat majority in the House of Representatives, where governments are formed.

Joyce could stand in a by-election, having renounced his Kiwi citizenship. But with the government unpopular in opinion polls, voters in his rural electoral division could take the opportunity to throw both the deputy prime minister and his administration out of office.

Two of the six senators under a cloud are government ministers. Fiona Nash inherited British citizenship from her father and Matt Canavan became an Italian through an Australian-born mother with Italian parents. Disqualified senators can be replaced by members of the same party without need for an election.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given no indication of what his government would do if the court rules against any of the three ministers.

[PREV] [1] ..[70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77][78].. [1651] [NEXT]
Legal News
Law Firm Business
Headline News
Court Center
Legal Watch
Legal Interview
Top Legal News
Attorneys News
Press Releases
Lawyer Blogs
Firm Websites
Politics & Law
Firm News
Father testifies in Australi..
Facing death penalty, school..
Czech top court delays alleg..
Greek court rejects Turkish ..
Appeals court weighs resumin..
TransCanada doesn't have to ..
Former Trump campaign aide N..
South Carolina court questio..
Martin Shkreli cries in cour..
Court rules in favor of fire..
Cambodian court denies oppos..
Brazil court largely upholds..
Catalan politicians in Spani..
Maldives court delays reinst..
Courts: Bail reform working,..
Inmate in landmark Supreme C..
GOP to take new congressiona..
Wisconsin Supreme Court prim..
   Law Firm News

Cobb County Criminal Attorney
Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer
San Francisco Trademark Lawyer
San Francisco Copyright Lawyer
Immigration Law Office Web Designs
Immigration Attorney Website Templates
Santa Ana Workers' Compensation Lawyers
New York Elder Law
© Legal World News Center. All rights reserved.

The content contained on the web site has been prepared by Legal World News Center as a service to the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance. Legal Blog postings and hosted comments are available for general educational purposes only and should not be used to assess a specific legal situation. Law Firm Web Design by Law Promo