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Sharkie quits after High Court ruling

Xenophon-aligned crossbencher Rebekha Sharkie has sensationally resigned from federal parliament and will recontest her seat of Mayo in a by-election – likely facing off against Georgina Downer, whose father Alexander held the seat for 24 years – as the ongoing citizenship scandal dramatically escalated today.

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Citizenship saga to be heard in October

The dual citizenship debacle engulfing Australian politics will return to the High Court in Canberra for a hearing on October 10, 11 and 12 as the legitimacy of several parliamentarians remains uncertain.