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Support for high court referral

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has supported a motion referring the Member for Dickson, Peter Dutton to the High Court on eligibility issues under s 44 of the Constitution.

Ms McGowan’s position remains consistent with her decision to refer MPs to the Court of Disputed Returns last year when there were questions relating to their citizenship.

“Where there is doubt, it is important the situation is clarified,” Ms McGowan said.

The motion was lost 69-68.

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