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Malcolm Turnbull disappointed over Stephen Parry fiasco

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he is disappointed Stephen Parry didn't tell him about his dual citizenship sooner.

Mr Parry, the Senate President, resigned after receiving advice from the Home Office that he was a British citizen on Tuesday.

He becomes the sixth federal politician to be forced out of parliament due to dual citizenship, but Mr Turnbull brushed off suggestions all members of parliament and senators should be audited to ensure they are eligible for election.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he is disappointed Stephen Parry didn't tell him about his dual citizenship sooner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he is disappointed Stephen Parry didn't tell him about his dual citizenship sooner

Mr Parry, the Senate President, resigned after receiving advice from the Home Office that he was a British citizen on Tuesday

Mr Parry, the Senate President, resigned after receiving advice from the Home Office that he was a British citizen on Tuesday

The Prime Minister delayed a trip to Israel to sort out the mess left by the High Court's decision to disqualify Nationals leaders Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash. 

'I'm disappointed Senator Parry didn't make public this issue quite some time ago,' Mr Turnbull told reporters in Jersualem.

'I learnt about it the same time as you did, on Tuesday.

'He chose to delay his reporting of it, he should've reported it much earlier and it could've been referred

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