'Federal Politicians Must Disclose Place And Date Of Birth'
If only it would be implemented in Nigeria.
Perhaps the political class within the federal ranks would be more accountable to the people.
Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull can foresee grave days ahead if impunity by federal politicians is not nipped in the bud.
This comes amid a dual citizenship saga, which has led to six politicians losing their office.
In Australia, dual citizens are not allowed to run for federal office.
Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the new disclosure rules on Monday in a bid to clear up the uncertainty around politicians' eligibility in Canberra.
The plan will need to be voted on in both the upper and lower houses in Australia's parliament, before coming into force.
Under the new plan, politicians will be obliged to make a formal declaration about their citizenship status, as well as provide details about the time and place of their birth, and the time and place of birth of their parents.
"What we have seen is a concern, a legitimate concern that there is insufficient transparency," Mr Turnbull said on Monday.
"Members and senators have been put squarely on notice now and so they will be turning their mind to their own affairs and the issues of citizenship."
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