Electoral Amendment Act 2004

6 New section 55AA inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 55, the following section:

    55AA Dual or multiple citizenship permissible in certain circumstances
    • Despite section 55(1)(b) and (c), the seat of a member of Parliament does not become vacant by reason only of the member—

      • (a) becoming a subject or citizen of any foreign State or Power, or entitled to the rights, privileges, or immunities of a subject or citizen of any foreign State or Power, by reason only of the member's—

        • (i) country or place of birth; or

        • (ii) descent; or

      • (b) renewing a passport or travel document that was issued to him or her by a foreign State or Power before the member took office.