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Jul 19 2017

Foreign Born Australian Federal Politicians

The Birthplace of Overseas Born Australian Federal Politicians

Hon Anthony John Abbott was born in United Kingdom (renounced his UK Citizenship in 1993)
Sen Hon Eric Abetz was born in Germany
Ms Anne Aly was born in Egypt
Sen Hon Douglas Niven Cameron was born in United Kingdom
Sen Hon Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann was born in Belgium (lost his Belgian citizenship as soon as he became an Australian citizen in 2000.)
Sen Sam Dastyari was born in Iran (Spent $25,000 in legal fees to remove his Iranian Citizenship)
Hon Paul William Fletcher was born in United Kingdom
Sen Alexander McEachian Gallacher was born in United Kingdom
Senator Lucy Gichuhi born in Kenya (Kenya does not allow dual citizenship)
Mr Ian Reginald Goodenough was born in Singapore (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship)
Sen Derryn Nigel Hinch was born in New Zealand (revoked NZ citizenship before nominating)
Hon Sussan Penelope Ley was born in Nigeria
Sen Scott Ludlam was born in New Zealand (Resigned, as still a New Zealand Citizen)
Sen Nicholas (Nick) James McKim was born in United Kingdom (renounced his UK citizenship in 2015)
Mr Brian Keith Mitchell was born in United Kingdom (renounced UK citizenship prior to nomination)
Hon Brendan Patrick O’Connor was born in United Kingdom
Sen Malcolm Ieuan Roberts was born in India (Confirmed in 2014 that he does not hold Indian Citizenship)
Sen Hon Nigel Gregory Scullion was born in United Kingdom
Ms Rebekha Che Sharkie was born in United Kingdom (renounced UK Citizenship before election)
Ms Maria Vamvakinou was born in Greece
Sen Larissa Joy Waters was born in Canada (Resigned, as still a Canadian Citizen)
Sen Peter Stuart Whish-Wilson was born in Singapore (Singapore does not allow dual citizenship)
Mr Joshua (Josh) Hamilton Wilson was born in United Kingdom (confirmed no other citizenship)
Sen Hon Penny Ying-Yen Wong was born in Malaysia
Mr Antonio (Tony) Zappia was born in Italy

There are some Australian born Politicians that may have at one time, also held an Overseas Citizenship.

Alan Tudge, born in Victoria, also held UK citizenship, which was renounced before he contested his seat in 2010.

 

From the 25 listed above, the numbers of Federal Politicians, per country of birth are:

1 born in Belgium
1 born in Egypt
1 born in Germany
1 born in Greece
1 born in India
1 born in Iran
1 born in Italy
1 born in Kenya
1 born in Malaysia
1 born in Nigeria
2 born in Singapore
and
1 born in Canada
2 born in New Zealand
10 born in UK

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